Apple’s iPad has a new competitor – at least in the US.
Online retailer Amazon has unveiled its long-rumoured Android tablet, the Kindle Fire.
The device is Amazon’s first with a colour screen and includes a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for high performance.
It also boasts a 16 million colour IPS screen which guarantees a wide viewing angle.
The Fire will have access to Amazon’s music and film services as well as the Kindle book store.
Popular Android apps such as Angry Birds will also be available via the Amazon App Store
“Kindle Fire brings together all of the things we’ve been working on at Amazon for over 15 years into a single, fully-integrated service for customers,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO.
“With Kindle Fire, you have instant access to all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, the convenience of Amazon Whispersync, our revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser, the speed and power of a state-of-the-art dual-core processor, a vibrant touch display with 16 million colors in high resolution, and a light 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one hand.”
Stateside the Kindle Fire will cost $149, no details on UK pricing or availability are currently available.
Amazon has also unveiled a new line-up of its Kindle ebook readers.