September 28, 2011

Amazon Launches Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire

Christian Zibreg, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

Image via The Verge

Click through for a brief write-up of Amazon's new e-readers. The prices, above, are for devices purchased along with Amazon's "special offers," which may include advertising on the display. Prices are somewhat higher for the ad-less versions.

Some notes:

  • Although the Fire is based on the Android OS, you'll never know it. Amazon layered over their own interface. Should be an improvement.
  • These Kindles are downright cheap, they maintain the super readability Kindles are known for, and improve the hardware industrial design. Win, win, and win.
  • The Fire does not compete head-to-head with the iPad, due to its smaller capability set. That doesn't make it a lesser product. Great products all bear the mark of unneeded options, removed.