Kindle Fire is released in the US on November 15, 2011. The newest tablet computer features color 7" multi-touch display, Android OS, Amazon Appstore, etc. So the Kindle Fire will become the major competitor of Apple iPad 2.
As a customer, are you troubled with “Which is the best choice as Christmas gift”? Next I will make a comparison between Kindle Fire and iPad 2 as below. After learning that, you can select the appropriate one.
Compare Kindle Fire with iPad 2
Price: New Kindle Fire sells for US$199 with OMAP and Amazon Appstore. Apple iPad 2 start at $499 to $829 with iOS 5 and iCloud.
Screen: Kindle Fire is a 7" multi-touch color screen with a 1024×600 pixel resolution. iPad 2 is a 9.7 inches screen with 1024×768 pixel resolution.
Weight: Amazon Kindle Fire is easy to hold in one hand with 414g, iPad 2 is heavier and larger than it with 601g.
Storage: The Kindle Fire will only include 8GB of internal storage. But you can get free free Web-based storage for any digital content you get from Amazon. iPad 2 include 16/32/64GB storage.
OS: Kindle Fire use Android and Apple iPad 2 use popular iOS.
Camera: Kindle fire hasn’t a camera. iPad 2 provide front and rear cameras for taking photos and video chatting.
Apps: Kindle Fire users can get apps, games, etc from built-in access to the Amazon store. iPad 2 provides more than 100,000 apps from Apple Store.
From the comparison, we can see that Kindle Fire only needs $199. In design, it is lighter and easy to hold in hand than iPad 2. Amazon Kindle Fire also can provide apps from Amazon Store. iPad 2 is expensive than Kindle Fire with $499 to $829. But iPad 2 also have many advantages. iPad 2 has larger screen and storage. The App store can provides the best selection of mobile applications. The iPad 2 also can offer the option of 3G data and own cameras for chatting.
So if you want a cheaper, lighter, smaller tablet, and you like shopping on Amazon, Kindle Fire is the best choice. If you don’t mind paying more for it and want a large display, then the iPad 2 it is.