Ahead of the Amazon Tablet unveiling gadget blog TechCrunch has announced the Android based iPad rival is to land sporting the moniker of the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Following months of speculation and countless Amazon Tablet rumours the online retailer issued invites to Wednesday’s press conference, which is to be held in New York City, late last week with the much lauded Amazon Kindle Fire tablet the likely product showpiece.
The tablet’s newly unveiled name is one which is to benefit on the brand recognition and following crafted by the company’s market dominating eReader without stepping on the toes of dedicated Kindle sales.
Amazon Kindle Fire Specs
Recent reports suggest that the Amazon Kindle Fire release will see the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet land with a bespoke UI attuned to the device’s 7-inch form factor helping separate it from the current throng of mediocre Android tablets clogging the market.
Further Amazon Kindle Fire specs outed will see the tablet boast a 1.2GHz dual-core processor alongside access to Amazon’s own Android App Store with further benefits coming from the company’s comprehensive Kindle eBook store and a number of recent movie and television deals Amazon has signed with major networks and studios.
Amazon Kindle Fire Release Date
Following tomorrow’s Amazon Kindle Fire announcement the 7-inch tablet is to hit stores, and of course the online retailer itself, in the US this November, perfectly timed to capitalise on the frantic Christmas Shopping period.
An Amazon Kindle Fire UK release date is currently unknown but believed to be following a similar path to its US counterpart.
Amazon Kindle Fire Price
In order to make its tablet the first fiercely competitive iPad 2 challenger Amazon is expected to take a hit on the Amazon Kindle Fire price, selling each device at a loss in order to gain a strong market share and benefit from increased app, eBook and digital content sales.
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