Amazon has finally unveiled its long anticipated tablet, the Kindle Fire, which may challenge the Apple iPad in the tablet market.
Amazon showed off the tablet with a 7 inch screen on Wednesday, in New York. The Kindle Fire sports a colored 7 inch touch screen display and runs on a totally redesigned version of Google’s Android. Amazon is also using its web-based experience to make browsing the web extremely smooth and fast with its new tablet. In-fact, the techniques that Amazon is using could make webpages load faster on the Kindle Fire than the iPad 2 with A5. Amazon Silk the browser that powers the tablet learns users behaviors and starts caching often visited pages for quicker load times. It offloads content to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) that shrinks it to a more efficient size. The iPad however, has a larger screen of 9.7 inches, which has its own advantages. Read More