27/09/2011

Amazon to release colour Kindle (Fire)

Amazon is expected to release it's new colour Kindle (Fire) tablet tomorrow (28th Sept 2011).

It's expected to be a 7" tablet (similar to the Blackberry Playbook) featuring a dual core Texas Instruments OMAP processor (ARM based). It will run a forked version of Google's Android operating system that does not come with any of the Google applications installed, including Android Marketplace.

Instead it will have its own applications and access to Amazon's Android store, obviously including access to eBooks through the Kindle eReader.

Though the current Kindle eReader supports their own proprietary .azw format, though moving forward they should support some form of HTML5/ePub3 interactive eBook format.

The device is expected to launch in November with a price tag between $250 and $300 (in the US).
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