Faceoff: Amazon's Kindle Fire Vs. Apple's iPad 2

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Amazon.com Inc introduced a new tablet computer on Wednesday called the Kindle Fire, bringing a new competitor to a market that has so far been dominated by Apple Inc.

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Here is a comparison of the main features of both devices.

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  Amazon Kindle Fire
Apple iPad 2
Price The Kindle Fire costs $199. The iPad 2 costs $499 to $799.
Screen The Fire has a seven inch color screen. Apple's iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch color display.
Weight Amazon's Fire weighs 14.6 ounces. The iPad 2 weighs 1.33 to 1.35 pounds.
Connection The Fire is Wi-Fi only. The iPad 2 offers Wi-Fi and 3G wireless.
Camera The Fire has no camera. IPad 2 comes with front- and back-facing cameras.
Processor Amazon's tablet has a dual-core processor. Apple's iPad 2 sports a dual-core 1 GHz processor.
Storage The Fire comes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage. Apple's iPad 2 offers 16 GB to 64 GB.
Battery Life The Fire lasts eight hours for reading, 7.5 for video. The iPad 2 battery lasts 10 hours.
Apps The Fire accesses Amazon's Android App store, which has roughly 10,000 apps. Apple's app store has more than 100,000 iPad apps.
Books Fire users will be able to access over one million Kindle e-books. Apple's iBookstore has more than 200,000 ebooks.
Video The Fire can tap more than 100,000 movies and TV shows to buy or rent. Amazon Prime members, who pay $79 a year, can stream 11,000 movies and TV shows for free. IPad users can buy or rent more than 50,000 TV shows and over 10,000 movie catalogues through Apple's iTunes store.
Music The Kindle Fire gives access to more than 17 million songs via Amazon's MP3 service online. Apple's iTunes offers over 18 million songs.



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