Tablet Battle: Kindle Fire Tablet & Barnes&Noble Nook Color
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Tablet Battle: Kindle Fire Tablet & Barnes&Noble Nook Color

May 29, 2013 2:20 pm / Posted by to Tablet PCs
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In this tablet battle, Amazon insists its aggressive pricing strategy and released the Kindle Fire with $199, while the market was expecting a price of around $250.

At $199, the 7-inch Android based tablet is priced 60 percent below tablet competitors, as well as e-reader challenger Nook. And because their most similarity, the Kindle Fire has been the most direct and big competitor to Nook, you can smell strong firecracker as soon as possible.

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In addition, Amazon developed its own browse - Amazon Silk - for the device that would leverage Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure to provide faster Web browsing. As Amazon seeks to capture more of the video market, it has enabled Whispersync.

Kindle Fire's closest competitor would be Barnes; Noble's Nook Color Tablet. The Nook Color is a color version of the Nook e-reader device. It is a 7-inch tablet with full-color multi-touch touchscreen input and is designed for full-color viewing of books, newspapers, magazines, and children's picture books.

Head-to-head comparison of Kindle Fire and Nook Color:

Price: Kindle Fire comes at $199, while Nook Color sells for $249.

Operating System: Both devices run on Android. Kindle Fire runs on Amazon's customized version of Android, while Nook Color runs on Android 2.2

Display: Both devices have a 7-inch screen, multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and provide 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi and 16 million colors.

Processor: Kindle Fire is powered by a dual-core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instruments, while Nook Color has a Texas Instruments' ARM Cortex-A8 processor running at 800 MHz.

Camera: Both devices don't have camera.

Storage: Kindle Fire offers 8GB internal memory and no external memory. But it offers free storage of all Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Nook Color also offers 8GB internal memory, which is expandable via 32GB micro SD card.

Connectivity: Both tablets run on Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Media Formats Supported:
Amazon's tablet supports Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

Barnes & Noble's tablet supports EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, MP3, MP4, AAC, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG and BMP.

Battery Life: Kindle Fire offers battery life of up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Nook Color's battery also allows reading for up to 8 hours without recharging with wireless off.

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