Amazon Kindle Fire

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Model

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Gingerbread [2.3])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
no

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (8 GB) (Flash)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Hardware

CPU
1 GHz
RAM
512 MB