Kindle Fire vs iPad 2

According to reports from multiple sources, the Amazon Kindle Fire is doing convincingly well in the market. As per numerous third-party reports, Kindle has taken away a lot of revenue from the Apple iPad2 reducing the latter’s sales from 1 to 2 million units in 2011. People working on technology classes from a school online should take note of this.

Anthony DiClemente, Barclay’s analyst reports the Kindle Fire units sold last night went up to 5.5 million. The first one to report the sales figure was All things Digital, which had acquired DiClemente’s estimate of the sale of 4.5 million units initially.

Kindle has an amazing price offer of $199, as compared to $500 which the iPad 2 offers. This might be one of the reasons for its successful launch; almost 50,000 units were pre-ordered on the very launching day of the gadget. Let’s have a comparative analysis of both the gadgets at hand – Kindle Fire versus iPad 2.

Amazon Kindle Fire & Apple iPad2 Comparison Table

Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 Dimensions

Features Amazon Kindle Fire Apple iPad 2
Size 90×120×11mm 241.2×185.7×8.8 mm
Weight 0.91 pounds 1.33 pounds (Wi-Fi &3G version weighs 1.35 pounds)
Display 1024 x 600 screen resolution at 169 ppi 1024 x 768 at 132 ppi
Processor 1GHZ dual-core TI OMAP 4 1GHZ Apple A5 custom dual-core processor
Memory 512MB 512MB
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread iOS 5
Storage 8GB 16, 32 and 64GB
Battery life 10 hours 8 hours
Camera No camera Rear: 0.7 megapixel with 5x digital zoom
Front: VGA
Apps more than 15,000 applications more than 90,000 applications with Apps store
Pricing $199 from $499
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Amazon Kindle Fire

Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
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Amazon Kindle Fire offers a very low price of $199 with a larger screen, more storage, and 3G connectivity making it preferable than theIpad2. However, customers find that the iPad’s steep $499 price is a much better investment owing to the gadget’s large screen size, better connectivity and excess storage options. With the incredible price offer and a chic look, Kindle has now become an intense competitor for IPad2.

However, this might provide Amazon with a need to transform some of the features of the iPad, in order to make it a preferable option for its customers.

Juan is a Design & Tech Blogger with strong interest in digital art, human computer interaction, enterprise system and system automation.

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