Amazon Kindle Fire Hardware Tour

In this video, we are taking a closer look at the hardware the newest of the Amazon e-reader lineup: the Kindle Fire.


7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45″

14.57 oz


7″ IPS Multitouch LCD



Gorilla Glass


Dual core, 1Ghz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430



8GB flash memory

Stereo speakers

1/8″ headphone jack (with mic in capabilities)

Wifi b/g/n

Chipset also seems to support Bluetooth and FM Radio

USB 2.0

microUSB charging/data port

Even with only 512MB of RAM, the Kindle Fire is still very snappy. While not the fastest Android-based tablet on the market, the hiccups generally seem to be due to Amazon’s own Android build vs being underpowered.

The 7″ display is bright and colorful, with excellent viewing angles. While the color is a little warmer than natural, the color and contrast is still quite good. Not as brilliant as Super AMOLED Plus, but very nice regardless. It is still important to note that Amazon has been very careful not to call this a tablet, nor claim that it will be an iPad killer.

Make no mistake, this Fire is going to burn up holiday sales for Amazon.

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