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Amazon has finally launched their much awaited tablet – Kindle Fire. The new lean mean machine is basically a 7-inch Android tablet for only $199, on which you can do anything you would be able to do on a regular wi-fi tablet. In short, Fire is not just for books, it’s for movies, apps, music, and more. The Fire does not have a camera or a microphone, and has no 3G version, but the price tag Amazon put on it certainly makes it a contender.

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Along with Kindle Fire, Amazon has unleashed some other new members to the Kindle family. They are now offering the newest version of the Kindle for only $79, and a new Kindle Touch with touch screen in both 3G and wi-fi only versions. You can also still get the old keyboard version if you want.

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What do you think about Kindle Fire? Are tablets really the new way to read books or does the whole thing defeat the point of eReaders? Tell us in the comments.

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  1. Msinter
    October 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Looks interesting. However, I've been using my Nook color (which has been out for about 1 year now) as an android-based tablet. Reading on it has been fine, except in bright sunlight, where glare becomes an issue. On the other hand, you can readily change the print to white letters on a black background. That enables you to read on it without any exterior lighting, which for me is a big plus.

    • Yaara
      October 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      I agree about the ability to read with no external lighting. This is one thing that makes reading on my iPad worthwhile sometimes, and the same goes for any tablet.

  2. Tim Patterson
    October 1, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    The new lineup is only available in the U.S,no love for their international customers.

    • Yaara
      October 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Exactly. No Android Market and the Appstore is still not available in most of the world. What are we to do with a tablet that has no apps?

  3. Jessicaderr
    October 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I get a headache reading books on anything backlit.

  4. Lee
    October 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I'm stoked too, but having purchased my kindle less than a year ago, a new one's not in my budget right now.

  5. Anthony A.S Baptiste
    October 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Am I the only one completely stoked abt this??? XD lol

    • Yaara
      October 2, 2011 at 7:38 am

      I think it's probably an awesome tablet, I'm just not sure if it's really a book reader. :)

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