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Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch Android tablet, only $199, has Angry Birds


After what seems like an eternity, Amazon has finally taken the wraps off of its long-rumored tablet. Introducing the Kindle Fire, a 7-inch Android-powered tablet that, at $199, is less than half the price of the iPad, not to mention the rest of the Android tablet competition. The Kindle Fire will have its own "easy-to-use" interface and, since Amazon happens to have its own Android Appstore, finding apps for the device should, ostensibly, not be a problem. For example, as seen in the image above, the Kindle Fire will have Angry Birds which, if our math is accurate, should ensure millions of buyers.

Unlike its more expensive brethren, the Kindle Fire does without an embedded camera, microphone, or 3G access. The Wi-Fi only device will come with a 30-day free trial of the normally $79-a-year Amazon Prime, which will nab customers not only free two-day shipping but also unlimited streaming video from Amazon's video service. [Update: After the break, the Kindle Fire ad. If you're paying attention, you may even spot the grossly addictive Cut the Rope in there somewhere. Yup, it's a tablet!]

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