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Amazon Announces the Kindle Fire for $199

Most of the mystery was out of the bag on Monday when a report surfaced, but everything is now official.  Amazon has introduced the Kindle Fire as their next tablet.  It has a 7″ IPS display, dual-core processor, Gorilla Glass, access to all of Amazon’s media services (books, magazines, cloud storage, music, etc.), Amazon Prime for movies/tv/shopping/etc., and does not require a cable for syncing.  It’s Android, but from what we can tell, is so customized that you won’t actually know that unless you are an uber-nerd like us.  This is looking like quite the player and actually has us a little excited about a tablet for the first time in a while.  Price hasn’t been announced at the Kindle event just yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that it will be just $199.  Update:  Price is now official at $199.

You can pre-order it today – it ships on November 15.  

Via:  Bloomberg

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