Amazon Kindle Fire Specs


As Amazon chose to focus on the experience rather than the specs (well played) in their unveiling for the Kindle Fire, we were left to find the specs on our own. They’ve listed most of the specs we care about on the device’s page at Amazon, though, so let’s see what we’re getting with the 7 inch device.

  • 7 inch IPS 1024×600 resolution display with 169 PPI
  • 7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm) at 14.6 ounces (413 grams)
  • dual-core processor (we’re hearing it’s of the TI OMAP4 variety)
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (charges in four hours and can be charged using a USB port on your PC)
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi (no ad-hoc support)
  • microUSB 2.o
  • 3.5mm headphone jack and top-mounted external speakers

Note that there are no 3G radios inside and there are no microphone holes or cameras. Sounds great to me. Would love to know how much RAM this thing has, though. I guess all that information will come to light as we inch toward its November 15th launch date. All this will come to you at a price point of $200.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Awesome! This is exactly what I was looking for. This is well worth the cost. :)

    1. I don’t thinks so. The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that this has a locked bootloader (at least until XDA has its way with it). My rooted Nook does everything this does and more. That, and rumors that BN is coming out with dual e-ink and color Nook soon. That will be a game changer if true.

  2. very nice… I will still keep my Transformer though.

    1. Here Here on the Trasformer!! I was thinking this would be a good deal, and it is but I didn’t see anything about an accelerometer. I know it’s a bare bones tablet which is a great idea so I guess that’s there plan and I think it will work. UNLESS it’s 2.3… that’s a major fail.

  3. Weighs around a third less than an iPad2. Much better for reading books. But screen size rules it out for scanning MyYahoo!

  4. If they get root or a way to get the Market on it sounds great. Sideloading a ton of apks sounds terrible.

    1. They will likely have their own Amazon Market which already has quite a few apps on it.

      1. Amazon market is missing a crapload of apps. Everytime i go there to get an app that I can’t buy on Android Market because of Mastercard’s bonehead decision I can never find it.

  5. And what version of Android does it run? I know it’s a totally custom UI and all, but for app compatibility, the version matters.

    1. From what I’ve read it will be a heavily skinned 2.3.

  6. If i can get Netflix running on this (if you can even sideload) ill be sold

    1. I recall that netflix has opened the doors and you can install it on any android device you want to.

  7. Wifi only (no 3G), no mic, no bluetooth, no camera, no expansion. But it does have a good screen, good CPU…Yeah, $200 is the right price.

    1. All of which are features I never use on a tablet. Bluetooth is for phones IMO, Cameras are awkward on tablets and pointless if you have a real digital camera or phone, storage is really not needed when you can stream all the video and music these days, and 3G… just a waste of money IMO.

      Definitely the right choices of features to not have from my perspective.

      1. I still need front camera for video chat, google plus hangouts. I use Tango quite a lot.

        1. I’m sure there will be accessories for the kindle tablet it does have a USB port.

        2. Agreed. Front camera is the real “missing link” in this tablet. Of course, you’d also want a mic for the audio, too, so that brings that point up. Also, you’d be wanting to tether your data connection to the tablet so you can get at your cloud storage, since it doesn’t have a microSD. It looks like a nice, and nicely priced, tablet. But it’s one that’s missing just a few of the crucial features I need. I tutor, and I record all of my tutoring sessions. I currently do that with a gTablet, and it looks like I’ll continue to do so for a little while longer.

  8. The Amazon AppStore if expanded to most of the world has some advantages such as areas where people don’t have credit cards but can buy an Amazon gift card at a local store. There can be more options for promos and things the Android Market is missing. Oh and the Amazon AppStore has developer support! They actually answer your email.

  9. Barnes and Noble better be cooking something better than what Amazon just put out today if not, consumers will pass on the nook color just cause its $50 more. Consumers are cheap.

  10. No word on whether or not this thing has an external (micro)SD Card slot?

    1. I was wondering the same thing…it would be a nice feature with the meager 8gigs onboard. But that amount of space is fine for books n’ such which is what this is designed for, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t have one.

    2. It does not have a MicroSD card slot but you do get unlimited cloud storage so it’s not to much of an issue.

  11. Honeycomb, Gingergread or ICS?

    1. IIRC it’s a heavily skinned/modded gingerbread build.

  12. According to Engadget, it has 512MB RAM.

  13. The Kindle Fire looks like its going to be a solid tablet. Looks fun to play with.

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