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