Kindle Fire News, Reviews and Updates, October 20th, 2011:
Kindle Fire vs. Kindle
Kindle Fire vs. Kindle comparison shows that Kindle Fire, being an Android based tablet, is equipped with a lot more features than Amazon Kindle.
Unlike other Kindle devices that use E Ink Pearl electronic paper display, the new Amazon Kindle Fire offers full color IPS display. However, the multi-touch Fire tablet does not include keyboard.
Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Kindle
|Content Selection||Books, magazines, newspapers, docs, songs, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, games||Books, magazines, newspapers, docs and games|
|Screen Size||7 inches||6 inches|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches||6.5 x 4.5 x 0.34 inches|
|Display||Full color display, 169 pixels per inch, IPS technology for wide viewing angle||E Ink Pearls (reads like paper)|
|Interface||Multi Touch||5 hard keys and a cursor pad|
|Battery Life||8 Hours||1 Month|
On comparing Kindle Fire with Kindle, you will find that the most basic difference between the two is that Fire gives access to more comprehensive content including movies, TV shows, songs, colorful magazines, newspapers, children’s picture books, etc. as compared to Kindle.
Plus, it enables you to download popular games and apps from the Amazon Appstore. Thus, the two devices cater to the needs of different segments of consumers. Therefore, at $79, the Kindle device serves as the best eReader that offers superior reading experience.
Kindle Fire, on the other hand, offers a nice tablet experience, especially for those who are new to the tablet market and require a tablet computer for basic purposes like reading emails, light web browsing and multimedia entertainment. Furthermore, it allows streaming of movies and television shows.
Unlike Kindle, which uses WebKit-based browser, Kindle Fire includes a new, high-speed, cloud accelerated web browser known as Amazon Silk. The browser is fast but there are concerns over security issues, though because your activities would go through Amazon’s EC2 cloud.
Here’s a video showing a review for $79 Amazon Kindle.
Storage-wise, Amazon Kindle Fire has more storage capacity than the regular Kindle. In terms of battery time, though, Kindle wins hands down.
Nevertheless, both these Amazon devices are easy to use, Kindle Fire, in particular, has modified the graphic user interface to make the Android tablet simpler to use. Moreover, the Whispersync technology used in Kindle extends to movies and videos in Kindle Fire.
Amazon Kindle Fire Press Conference held on September 28, 2011
However, it is lacking in some important features offered on other tablet computers, and its main advantage is its price and portability factor. Thus, Fire is more of an extension of the Amazon store.
All in all, comparative analysis of Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Kindle shows that although both the devices have certain similarities like having WiFi but no 3G connectivity, free cloud storage, etc., Kindle Fire provides access to more multimedia content from the Amazon digital content library.