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Tablet wars heat up with Kindle Fire

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

   With the arrival of the Kindle Fire, the tablet wars heat up.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Amazon’s Kindle Fire enters the Android tablet market with a 199 dollar price and some impressive features designed to speed up Web browsing.  What sets it apart?  Amazon Kindle director Jay Marine…

“We’ve integrated everything at Amazon, 18 million pieces of content across music, movies, TV shows, magazines.  And we’ve brought that all into a beautiful, high color, IPS screen for only 199 dollars.  And I guess the last thing I would add is we invented a whole new Web browser called Amazon Silk which improves mobile Web browsing by using Amazon’s Cloud to accelerate your Web browsing.”

   Rival Barnes & Noble isn’t standing still, announcing the new Nook Tablet to compete with the Kindle Fire.    We’ll have more on that coming up.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Mobile Devices