Having already risen to prominence on the Android tablet scene thanks in large to its minimalist price tag, new reports have suggested that the Amazon Kindle Fire is to come in for a price cut.
Currently exclusive to US markets, the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire was launched late last year as a cut-price, reduced-size rival to the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab ranges with its compact form and even smaller pricing structure seeing the device quickly become the world’s most popular Android tablet.
Following in the footsteps of its eReader defining, Kindle siblings, the Fire, according to online retail behemoth AdAge is to introduce integrated adverts on the tablet’s welcome screen with the infiltrating ads to help subsidise the cost of the cardware.
Whilst Amazon has yet to offer any official indication of how much the subsidising ad revenues will chop from the Kindle Fire’s price tag, reports have suggested the heavily skinned Android device could soon line up for as little $150 (£95).
Amazon Kindle Fire Features
Sporting a 7-inch LCD touchscreen display with a Gorilla Glass coating and a 1024 x 600p resolution the Amazon Kindle Fire lines up at a similar size to the Samsung Galaxy Tab and BlackBerry PlayBook with a dual-core processor landing alongside 8GB of internal storage enhanced by access to the Amazon cloud service.
The tablet’s battery life is touted at 8 hours of reading or 7.5-hours of continued video playbook with a sleek design seeing the device measure up at just 11.4mm thick. Unlike the iPad the Kindle Fire does not feature any inbuilt cameras.
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