Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Brand New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet = Fuck Y.O.U. iPad® ... We On Fire Over Here!

"Okay, so it wasn't much of a surprise, but Amazon finally has a tablet, and as expected its name picks up where the Kindle left off: Fire. Of course, rumors of an Amazon tablet date back to this time last year (if not before), but it seems that Jeff and co. have wisely chosen to get this thing out on the open market before having yet another wild and wacky holiday quarter. Bloomberg has curiously reported on some of the details before the event itself kicks off, noting that the 7-inch device will run a version of Android while acting much like a "souped-up Kindle." The real kicker, however, is the price -- at just $199, it's bound to turn heads, regardless of whether you were interested in a slate before. Naturally, that bargain-bin sticker explains the lack of an embedded camera and microphone, though consumers will find WiFi (no 3G, sadly) and a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. It's also quite clear that Amazon's hoping to make a bigger splash on the content side of things than has been made already by Apple, and with the deals flowing like wine, we wouldn't be shocked if it does just that.

Update: Itching for specs? How's about a 7-inch IPS (!) panel, Gorilla Glass coating, a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a chassis that weighs 14.6 ounces. There's also access to things you'd expect to have access to: Android Appstore (though no access to Google's Android Market!), Kindle books, magazines, etc. -- all stored for free via Amazon Cloud Storage. Per Jeff: "Delete it and get it back when you want." Oh, and Whispersync now works with movies and TV shows! "When you get home, switch to your big screen TV. Your movie will be right where you left it." While it's clearly Android underneath, the actual UI looks effectively nothing like it -- considering TechCrunch's intel that Amazon went and did its own thing without Google's blessing, we guess that makes some level of sense. Oh, and pre-orders are set to start today (but only for Americans... boo), with shipments heading out on November 15th.

Information Courtesy Of: Engadget.Com

Available Online Here: Amazon.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Rapper. Trapper. Taxidermist. Womanizer. Patron of the arts. Of the many things - flattering and disparaging alike - that I have been called, "technophile" is not an utterance that anyone would readily apply to me or my enthusiasms ... lol. Nope. I mean, I am the guy who just arm wrestled AT&T over my old ass cellphone - and lost! I was perfectly fine with my super antiquated BlackBerry® Curve™ 8310 with the faded "nipple" trackball (NOTE: Or "wackball" depending on how I felt about my phone that day). I don't care about all of the bells and whistles. Anyway, now I have a brand new HTC Status™ phone with a dedicated Facebook update button! *Cue Ric Flair Voice* "Wooooooooooooo!" Smh. Whatever. The BlackBerry® struggle is a thing of the past.

Alas, today as I gaze out upon the wide open information highway, where the streaming lights of blinking modems race by @ upwards of 4G speeds, I do see room for me to merge with the masses. Case In Point: The just unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet.

Not only does this baby have a full color 7-inch IPS (NOTE: I.P.S., as used here, is the standard abbreviation for "In-Plane Switching" - an LCD technology which aligns the liquid crystals in a plane parallel to the glass substrates and makes for bettering viewing while consuming less power. Or something like that ... lol) display, Wi-Fi and a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU it's also an ANDROID™! Well, it runs a version of the über popular Google Android™ system, but @ $199, who's complaining?

Sure, I know it's NOT an Apple iPad®, but this Kindle juiced up on A-Rod sponsored P.erformance E.nhancing D.rugs is a fucking steal my nigga! I don't even read books like that (NOTE: I know, I'm a writer. Crazy, right? LOL. I prefer magazines. Mind your business.), but this is simply too good to ignore homie. As purely a media consumption tool I simply don't see how Y.O.U. could wrong with this tablet for the low-low.  Good shit!


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