Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is now being sold in India through third-party online retailer Tradus for Rs 13,900.
The tablet features a 7-inch display and runs a customised version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on it. It features the Amazon-developed Silk web browser which is expected to offer faster browsing experience.
Back in late 2009, Amazon had officially introduced the Kindle in India and promised to deliver in 7 days. However, not much buzz was created within the Indian sub-continent about the eBook reader.
With the announcement of Kindle Fire tablet, Indian consumers seek to try out this affordable quality colour display bearing tablet. However, the several services bundle with the Amazon’s Kindle would not be made available immediately. For instance, the Amazon MP3 and Instant Video.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has been criticised heavily for its undermining hardware and also several drawbacks found in the software implementation. Apparently, the rival Barnes & Nobles’ new Nook Color WiFi eBook tablet has won bit of accolades for being decent purchase as opposed to Kindle Fire.
The enthusiastic Android Community managed to open up the limitations from Kindle Fire but then there’s very little that can be done apart from turning it into another affordable Android tablet. Weighing just less than 500 grams, the Kindle Fire sports a decent 7-inch IPS LCD panel with 1024×600 pixel resolution.
Kindle Fire is meant for reading digital books, digital comics, web browsing and casual movie streaming (due to limited on-board storage).
Do note that if you plan to purchase Kindle Fire Tablet from either of the online retailers, do insist upon the warranty of the devices. Only then you shall find whether it is worth purchasing or not.