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How new Kindle Fire compares with rivals
Amazon.com Inc. started shipping a larger version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer on Thursday. Here’s a look at how it compares with the iPad and other tablets with similar screens.
Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9”:
_ Price: $299 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $369 for 32 GB.
_ Screen size: 8.9 inches diagonally
_ Screen resolution: 1920 by 1200 pixels, at 254 pixels per inch.
_ Weight: 1.25 pounds.
_ Cameras: Front-facing camera.
_ Battery life: 10 hours.
_ Operating system: Modified version of Google’s Android
Pros: Cheap and portable. Convenient access to Amazon store. Dolby audio. Available with access to fast 4G wireless broadband networks, for $499 (starts shipping next Tuesday).
Cons: Small selection of third-party applications available from Amazon. No rear camera for taking video and photos.
Apple Inc.’s iPad:
_ Price: Starts at $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 for 64 gigabytes, more for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)
_ Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
_ Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels, at 264 pixels per inch.
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