Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire, $99 Kindle eReader, and More

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ddforrester

Are there any external SD/MSD slots (or any way of expanding storage except for the micro-USB)?

What MHz/GHz is the "dual-core" CPU (how much cache, etc.) and what manufacturer (nVidia/ATi) powers the GPU chip?

C'mon MPC.  You know we want all the juicy info!

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JohnP

SPECS please? Will it play .avi? jpeg? PDFs? Word documents? Kindle documents of course.

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QuadraQ

This line-up is killer. Amazon is one of the few companies out there that "gets it" and has the power and reach to do something about it. The new kindles are finally hitting the price points that they've always needed at $79 - $149 they are now impulse buys and gifts for grandparents and grandkids. The Fire is not just another Android tablet, but comes with vertical integration into Amazon's excellent services - finally a worthy iPad competitor! (And I love my iPad and use it everyday, but competition is important.) My only concerns are the size of memory and battery life. Assuming those are both good, then it will be a winner.

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Raswan

I think they were saying 3.2 in the pre-release rumors. Can't remember.

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Zoandar

I found this just now in another article claiming to be posted 1 hour after the unveiling:

"heavily customized version of Android 2.1 that has “a fresh and easy-to-use interface”"

Ugh. What a letdown.

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rawrnomnom

Not really. if its actually running a dual core i bet you 1000000 internet dollars that xda has it rooted and runnning gingerbread and or icecream sandwich within a month of getting their hands on one... 

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DasHellMutt

Thats what I'll be waiting for. If so, I'll probably pick one up.

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Zoandar

Which version of Android OS is the Kindle Fire using?

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