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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire for $199

09.28.11   |   Posted in: Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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The new Kindle Fire by Amazon looks to be great and absolutely fantastic for the price. The Kindle Fire features WiFi-based web browsing, media playback, many Android apps and portable reading. The screen resolution is comparable to the iPad’s but squeezed into a slightly smaller form factor which results in a smaller but sharper image. Many users will actually enjoy the added portability of the smaller size. The approximate 16:9 (height:width) screen aspect ratio of the device is slightly less square than the iPad’s 4:3 or iPhone’s 3:2. It will be interesting to try one in person.

For the person who wants everything and seamless integration with Mac products, the iPad is a great choice. For anyone content without Apple integration, the Kindle Fire is a similar product for much less.