The Kindle Fire has set the tech world ablaze. With the Nov. 15 release of the Fire coming soon, the product is now available for pre-order on Amazon’s Web site. But some speculate of how it will fare against some of the more serious tablets out there like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
|Specifications||Kindle Fire||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1|
|Diagonal Display Screen Size (In Inches)||7 inch||10.1 inch|
|Display Resolution (In Pixels)||1024 x 600 Pixels||1280 x 800 Pixels|
|Weight (In Grams)||413 gm||565 gm|
|Dimensions||7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″||10.1″ x 6.9″ x 0.34″|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual-Core (ARM Cortex-A9) TI OMAP||1 GHz Dual-Core Nvidia Tegra 2|
|System RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|On-Device Storage Capacity||8 GB||16 GB
|Camera||No||2 MP (Front)
3 MP (Back)
|Cloud Storage Capacity||Unlimited Storage For Amazon Purchased Content||No|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi/USB 2.0||Wi-Fi/3G/Bluetooth 3.0|
|BatteryLife||8 Hours (Without Video)
7.5 Hours With Video
|Up to 9 Hours With Video
Up to 72 Hours With Music
|Availability||15 November, 2011 (USA)||Available|
|Price||$199.00||$499.99 (16 GB)
$629.99 (32 GB)
Amazon Kindle Fire
Pros: The best feature of Amazon Kindle is its $199 price tag. It’s a fusion of all the features of Kindle e-book readers with the extra functionality for running apps, browsing the Internet, watching movies and playing music. With free cloud storage and decent on board memory (8 GB), the Amazon Kindle Fire is a product whose launch date is being awaited with a lot of excitement.
Cons: No camera! That’s one big minus point for this gadget, but considering the low price, this was expected. 8 GB of storage space is meager as well, compared to the capacity Galaxy Tab. Though cloud storage is offered, it’s only limited to Amazon purchased content. Plus, the screen size is only 7 inches, compared to the 10.1 inch screens offered by competitors. However, considering its substantially low price, this is understandable.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros: The 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, with 1 GB of RAM, combined with the power of Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), makes it a high performance device. The 10.1 inch WXGA TFT LCD screen, with a 1280 x 800 resolution makes movie watching a delightful experience. The HD 720p recording made possible by the 3 MP rear camera and the 2 MP front camera enhance the utility of the device. It supports almost all video formats, unlike iPad 2, which only offers support for a few formats.
Cons: The biggest con would be the absence of a micro SD card slot, though at 16 and 32GB, there probably is little need for one. Another minus point is the absence of cloud storage facility. And though it sports the largest screen among the three, this might affect the portability of the device. Users also report slow charging of this device, which is a big disadvantage, and a certain lag between typing text and the text appearing on the screen. Not to forget, that the Galaxy Tab is running Honeycomb, which has been made especially for tablets, and as such, the OS is different from what users expect from Android. Though optimally designed for tablets, it might take a few weeks to get used to Honeycomb, leaving users a tad frustrated in the beginning.
You should have learned that the Kindle Fire can only play video in MP4 file format. To those who love watching movies on the Kindle Fire, it should be a cruel fact. You can’t enjoy any movie but MP4 files. Don’t worry, there is still a solution for you. The easiest way to play video on Kindle Fire is to convert video to Kindle Fire workable video format MP4 on mac.
Kindle Fire Converter for mac and Kindle Fire Converter mac supports most popular video formats to be converted to Kindle Fire MP4, including AVI, DivX, Xvid, MPEG, VOB, WMV, ASF, MP4, MOV, MPG, RM, RMVB, FlV, SWF etc. You can set the video size, quality, frame rate, audio bit rate, frequency, and channel.
Additionally, Kindle Fire converter is also easy-to-use, fast and creates good quality. Have fun with it!