Amazon unveils Android based, $199 Kindle Fire

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After months of incessant rumors, Amazon has finally made it official: the company has released their own tablet named Kindle Fire, an Android based, 7-inch tablet that costs $199, one of the lowest prices so far (aside of course from the Lenovo A1). So what do you get for 199 clams? Quite a lot actually: a 7-inch, IPS screen protected with Gorilla Glass, dual-core processor, free cloud storage and access to a wealth of movies, shows, books and other content from the retail giant. Engadget reports that though this particular tablet is based on Android, the device has no access to Google’s Android Market (though there is an appstore by way of the…Android Appstore) and the Android UI has been heavily customized by Amazon for their use. The device will ship on Nov. 15, and people from the states can preorder it right now from here. Sadly, the device will only be available in the US (and UK) so if you want some Kindle loving, you’ll need to figure out a way to get it across the pond to here.

Source: Amazon, Engadget