Amazon Kindle Fire 2012

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The Amazon Kindle Fire 2012 is a revamped version of the 2011 model of the same name released by Amazon. It received positive reviews for it’s low price point and a decent overall tablet experience especially for beginners. Some reviewers were critical of it’s design, still being fairly clunky relative to more modern tablets despite the revamp, as well as a lack of features such as no HD video support and a customized Android OS at times less streamlined than the original. Overall the Kindle Fire is one of the most reliable budget tablets on the market for anyone looking to break their tablet virginity.

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  • Weight: 0.88 lbs
  • Processor: OMAP 4430 1GHz
  • Display Size: 7 inch
  • RAM:
  • Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Battery Life: 9 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    PCMag October 6, 2012

    While the entry-level Kindle Fire is a price leader at $159, it doesn't quite measure up to this year's crop of $199 tablets.

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  • 70
    CNet September 27, 2012

    The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.

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  • 70
    ArsTechnica October 4, 2012

    We said that last year's Kindle Fire was best thought of as an e-reader that can do some extra stuff; a slight bump in specifications and a fresh coat of paint haven't done much to change that impression.

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  • 80
    ExpertReviews November 24, 2012

    Some limitations, but the Kindle Fire offers a lot for not much money.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Amazon Android 2.2
Weight 0.88 lbs
Battery Life 9 hours
Connectivity USB 2.0 (micro-B connector), Wi-Fi
Internal Storage 8GB
Display Size 7 inch
Display Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display Type IPS
Display Technology IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Additional Features Accelerometer
Dimension (LxWxH) 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.45

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