The latest launched Android-based tablet Amazon Kindle Fire is a threat to Apple iPad 2 which was so far leading in the market. These high-tech devices not only manage ones professional life but also gives them a high level of entertainment, fun and helps in increasing social bond.
Amazon’s forthcoming new Android-based tablet is targeted at the Barnes & Noble Nook Color rather than Apple’s iPad 2. One cannot deny the fact that Amazon’s Kindle fire fails to match up the sophisticated features of Apple iPad 2 and is essentially a stopgap offering rushed to make the 2011 holiday buying season.
This enthusiastically released gadget may fulfill local people desire of owning an Android-based Tablet that will sell for just $199. Although it lacks many of the technologically advanced key features which are said to be very common on tablets from cameras to 3G wireless connection.
Here is a comparison between Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple iPad 2 given below this is definitely going to help those trying to make the decision between the best buy according to their need and budget.
Amazon Kindle Fire Vs Apple iPad 2 Tabular Comparison
|Amazon Kindle Fire||Apple’s iPad 2|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||iOS 4.3|
|Processor||1 GHz dual core TI OMAP processor||1GHz dual-core Apple A5|
|Display||7-inch tablet||9.7-inch tablet|
|Resolution||1024 x 600 pixel, 160ppi and 16 million colors||1024×768 pixel at 132ppi|
|RAM memory||512 MB||512 MB|
|Storage||16GB||16 GB to 64 GB|
|Rear-facing camera||No||0.7 megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||No||0.3 megapixel|
|Dimension||7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches|
|Weight||Weighs 14.6 ounces (413g)||Weighs 1.33 to 1.35 pounds (601g)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (802.11b/g/n)||Yes (802.11a/b/g/n)|
|Bluetooth||No||2.1 + EDR technology|
|GPS||No||On 3G models|
|Cellular||No||GSM/ HSPA and CDMA|
|Microphone||No||Built in microphone|
|Speaker||Built in Speakers||Built in Speakers|
|Apps||Amazon’s Android App store which has nearly 10,000 apps||Apple’s app store has more than 100,000 iPad apps|
|Music||Amazon’s MP3 service online offers 17m songs||Apple’s iTunes offers more than 18m songs|
|Video||Can buy movies||Can buy thousands of movies from Apple’s iTunes store|
|Books||12m Kindle e-books||Apple’s iBookstore has more than 200,000 e-books|
|USB port||USB 2.0 port||USB 2.0 port|
|Battery life||8 hours||10 hours|
|Price||$199||$499 to $799|
Price and Availability
The Apple’s iPad 2 has its retail price starting from $499 to $799 depending on the amount of storage and connectivity and is available all around the world at Apple stores.
The Amazon’s Kindle Fire will have its retail price around $199.00 and will begin shipping on November 15. Amazon is also working on a 10.1-inch device code-named “Coyote” which will directly compete with the iPad 2. The company is also said to be preparing an 8.9-inch device for release in the second half of 2012.
The newly released Amazon’s Kindle Fire is nowhere near to the classy Apple’s iPad 2. It is best for local users who do not require high-end sophisticated features to fulfill their desire of owning an Android based Tablet.