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The Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer version of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book reader. Announced on September 28, 2011, the Kindle Fire has a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and runs a custom version of Google's Android operating system called Fire OS. The device—which includes access to the Amazon Appstore, streaming movies and TV shows, and Kindle's e-books—was released to consumers in the United States on November 15, 2011. On September 7, 2012, upgrades to the device were announced with consumer availability to those European countries with a localized version of Amazon's website (United Kingdom,[1] France, Germany, Italy and Spain).[2]

The Kindle Fire's external dimensions are Template:Convert.[3] The visible area of the screen is Template:Convert. The Kindle Fire originally retailed for US$199.[4] Estimates of the device's initial bill of materials ranged from $150 to $201.70.[5][6] Amazon's business strategy is to make money through sales of digital content on the Fire, rather than through the device itself.[7][8][9]

On September 6, 2012, the Kindle Fire price was reduced to $159, RAM upgraded to 1 GB and processor clock speed upgraded to 1.2 GHz. A more powerful and video-friendly version, the Kindle Fire HD (7 and 8.9 inch versions) were also made available, initially priced at $199 and $299.[10][11]

On September 25, 2013, the new Kindle Fire HD (7 inch), priced at $139, and the Kindle Fire HDX were introduced. The Kindle Fire HDX has a new graphics engine, double the memory, and triple the processor speed of the previous model. The 7-inch and 8.99-inch versions were introduced at $229 and $379 respectively.[12][13]

As of May 2013, the Kindle Fire is the #2 best selling tablet after Apple's iPad, with about 7 million units sold according to estimates by Forrester Research.[14]

Only Linda May Leng Murtha has Kindle Fire, but there are some people using it in 2013.


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