May 24, 2017

Amazon Kindle Fire Vs Apple iPad 2 – Tablet Comparison

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.

Amazon Kindle Fire Vs Apple iPad 2

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
Browser  Amazon Silk  Safari
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
Interface  Multi-touch  Multi-touch
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.

About Musthafa Ullal

Founder and Active blogger at and Technology geek with MCSE 2000 and 2003, specialization in Messaging. He Loves to Write about the Latest Gadgets, Android and Tech Tips and Tricks (Windows, Linux and Mac). He lives in Ullal, Mangalore City of India.

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