Amazon announced its first color tablet today, the Kindle Fire, designed for enjoying movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, and web browsing on the go. This device will take advantage of free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, and Amazon’s new "Silk" cloud-accelerated web browser. Priced at a budget-friendly $199, the Kindle Fire tablet packs a dual-core processor and it features a 7-inch full color LCD touchscreen with 16 million colors. This tablet is light at just 14.6 ounces, and easy to hold in one hand, but be aware that there are no cameras on the Kindle Fire, it was made for consuming content not creating content.
In fact, all of the content on the Kindle Fire is stored and instantly accessed from the Amazon Cloud online, so you won't have to worry about storing anything onboard the tablet itself. Helping to make things run smoothly is the new Cloud-Accelerated Web Browser called “Amazon Silk,” which is described as using a “split browser” architecture which accelerates transfer of content between the Kindle Fire and the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The "Amazon Silk" video below goes into detail about the whole process. The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet ships on November 15th, but you can pre-order Kindle Fire starting today in the U.S.