amazonfire Kindle Fire Tablet unveiled : Amazon tries to take the tablet market by storm.

Amazon unveiled today in New York their new Kindle Fire 7-inch display tablet which runs a customized version of Android and has a dual core processor. The new tablet is available for pre-order for an amazingly low price of 199$ USD and will start shipping on the 15th of November. Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, stated  "We're making millions of these", clearly expressing the company's aim to dominate in the low-end (value) segment of the market. Amazon also released…

Amazon unveiled today in New York their new Kindle Fire 7-inch display tablet which runs a customized version of Android and has a dual core processor. The new tablet is available for pre-order for an amazingly low price of 199$ USD and will start shipping on the 15th of November. Amazon also released three more Kindle models, the Kindle Touch (99$ USD sponsored version, 139$ USD without ads), Kindle Touch 3G (149$ USD sponsored version, 189$ USD without ads) and the Kindle (79$ USD sponsored version, 109$ USD without ads).

amazonfire Kindle Fire Tablet unveiled : Amazon tries to take the tablet market by storm.
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The price and value are unbelievably low but will the Kindle Fire manage to take the market by storm? We honestly doubt it. Yes, it grants access to a ludicrous database of books, movies, audio files and God-knows-what-else but the tablet runs a customized version of Android highly dissimilar to the one users are accustomed to lacks a huge number of features available on other, albeit far more expensive models. For example, there is no camera, no microphone and there is no 3G model. It may offer access to a large database of video content but most users would rather watch their movies on a much larger screen, or at least on a 10 inch tablet which is no less than 45% larger. 

Is it a great value? It definitely is. But we doubt that it is going to halt the sales of premium models, such as the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola Xoom; many more sub 249$ USD 7" tablets (such as the Nook Color, Huawei S7 and the Archos Arnova) were already available ever since a year ago, none of them had any impact on the ever-growing sales of the premium tablets.