Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire
$199.99
Brand: Amazon
Category: Fire Tablet
  • Display: 7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels, IPS LCD, Capacitive, Multi-touch, Scratch-resistant glass
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 4430
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • OS: Android 2.3 (customized)
  • Battery: 4400 mAh
  • Released Date: 15-11-2011

Specifications

General

Device Type Fire Tablet
Model Amazon Kindle Fire
Released November, 2011
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
Weight 413 g
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Colors Black

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 7.0 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 170 ppi
Features Capacitive, Multi-touch, Scratch-resistant glass

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 2.3
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. TI OMAP 4430
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX540
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 512 MB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology Multiple speakers

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4400 mAh
Battery Life 13 hours
Charging Micro USB Cable

Camera

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. No
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Proprietary (microUSB, USB 2.0)
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews In my review of the Kindle Fire, I briefly unboxed the tablet and walked through its basic functions and software. I found the packaging simple with the device easy to set up. The Kindle automatically downloaded my Amazon content and registered itself to my account. The interface focuses on effortless shopping and consuming Amazon content. It's not meant as a fully featured tablet. But with expanded app support, the Kindle Fire shows promise beyond just being a storefront.
- DetroitBORG
User Reviews 2 The Kindle focuses heavily on Amazon movies, music, books, and apps. The customized interface lacks Android features but ensures a streamlined shopping experience. Though the selection of a few thousand apps trails the full Android market, all major programs are available.
- Lisa - MobileTechReview
User Reviews 3 I think the Kindle Fire tablet looks good on paper - it's compact, has great specs, access to lots of content, and is very affordable. However, my experience using it was disappointing. I found the plain black plastic design to be boring. The lack of physical buttons for volume and navigation was inconvenient, forcing me to rely on cumbersome on-screen controls.
- IGN
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Good performance for essential uses like reading ebooks and watching Prime videos (no buffering) with decent hardware/display.
- Loud, full speakers for music, videos and audio books.
- Seamless access to downloaded files and Amazon cloud content.
- Streamlined interface for easy shopping and consumption of Amazon content.
Cons:
- Lacks non-essential features like camera, expanded storage, and 3G connectivity
- Cannot directly access competing bookstores like Nook or Sony Reader
- Some elements feel locked-down, limiting full-featured tablet functionality

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

7
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

The Amazon Kindle Fire, launched in November 2011, was a budget-friendly tablet that aimed to bring Amazon’s vast universe of entertainment and shopping services to users at an affordable price. Despite being discontinued, the Kindle Fire left a lasting impact with its unique approach to content consumption.

Display and Dimensions

Measuring at 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm and weighing 413g, the Kindle Fire boasted a compact and lightweight design in classic black, making it easy to handle and carry.

The 7.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels and scratch-resistant glass offered a satisfactory display for its price range.

Powering Entertainment with Dual-core Performance

Running on Android 2.3 with a customized interface, the Kindle Fire focused on providing a seamless experience for users deeply invested in Amazon’s ecosystem.

The absence of a SIM card slot indicated its limitation to non-cellular connectivity, positioning it as a Wi-Fi-only tablet.

Under the hood, the Kindle Fire was powered by the TI OMAP 4430 chipset, featuring a dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX540 GPU.

With 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage (non-expandable), the tablet aimed at meeting basic performance expectations for its targeted usage.

Connectivity and Multimedia

The Kindle Fire prioritized content consumption over features like cameras and extensive connectivity options. It lacked both front and rear cameras, and its connectivity was limited to Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

The inclusion of a 3.5mm jack and loudspeaker catered to audio needs, but specific details about audio technology were not provided.

Battery Life

A notable feature of the Kindle Fire was its non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh battery, though detailed information about battery life and charging was not available.

The tablet’s focus on delivering content seamlessly was evident in its streamlined interface, catering to e-book reading, music streaming, video watching, and app downloading from Amazon’s ecosystem.

The absence of certain features, such as a memory card slot, NFC, HDMI, and wireless charging, highlighted the Kindle Fire’s targeted use as an entry-level tablet for Amazon enthusiasts.

Camera Absence and Customized Android Experience

Unlike some contemporary tablets, the Kindle Fire opts out of the camera realm. It runs on a customized version of Android 2.3, tailored to seamlessly integrate with Amazon’s vast ecosystem of entertainment and shopping services.

In closing, consumers seeking a tablet strictly for reading, watching, listening, and shopping on Amazon should find everything they need in the Kindle Fire. Yes, it lacks bells and whistles of pricier iPads. But this accessibly priced tablet-storefront fusion still brings sweet value.

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