iPad vs Kindle Fire – Price and Feature Comparisons

Kindle Fire is a new 7-inch touch-screen tablet by Amazon, priced cheaper than those of its rivals. Some say Kindle Fire is the iPad Killer and real Apple alternative. Here’s how Kindle Fire is different from Apple’s iPad2.

iPad2 Kindle Fire
Models Wi-Fi and 3G (6 models) Wi-Fi Only
Price $499 – $829 (see here) $199
Operating System iOS 4 Android
Apps Library Apple – App Store Amazon’s own Appstore for Android
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB 8GB
Chip Apple A5 (1 GHz dual-core ) OMAP 4 (1 GHz dual-core )
Front Camera Yes No
Back Camera Yes No
Video recording Yes No
Microphone Yes No
Browser Safari Amazon Silk (cloud-accelerated browser)
Battery Up to 10 hours Up to 8 hours
Display 9.7 inches 7 inches
Weight 601 – 613 g 413 g
Thickness 0.34 inch (8.8 mm) 0.45 inch (11.4 mm).
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
3G Yes (on 3G Models) No
Bluetooth Yes No
GPS Yes (3G Models) No
Carriers AT&T/ Verizon (3G Models) No
Resolution 1024×768 1024×600

 

Overall :
Kindle Fire lags half the features of the iPad. Amazon will not get iPad’s market-share from Apple overnight. With the introduction of Fire, Amazon has kicked off a price war in Tablet segment.

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