CNET – Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has unveiled a $99 Wi-Fi only, no-button Kindle Touch e-reader and a $149 Kindle Touch 3G–both designed to rival the Nook Touch. He also showed off a redesigned basic, non-touch Kindle e-reader for $79. And the big news of the morning…the $199 Kindle Fire tablet. The 7-inch, 14.6-ounce tablet–Amazon’s first foray into tablets–features a simple black border, color touch screen, a dual-core processor, wireless syncing, free Amazon Cloud storage, and Amazon’s new Silk browse
The Kindle Fire will be available on November 15 and is available for preorder now.
While it has a dual-core processor, it lacks many of the other typical features found in a tablet, such as a camera, microphone, and 3G wireless access. It also only has 8 gigabytes of storage space. The Kindle Fire comes with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, the company’s premium service that offers free two-day shipping and streaming video. The service normally costs $79 a year.
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