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_ Weight: 0.87 pound.

_ Cameras: Front-facing camera.

_ Battery life: 11 hours.

_ Operating system: Modified version of Google’s Android

Pros: Cheap and portable. Convenient access to Amazon store. Speakers on either side of screen for good stereo effect.

Cons: Small selection of third-party applications available from Amazon. No rear camera for taking video and photos. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.

Amazon.com Inc.’s regular Kindle Fire:

_ Price: $159 with 8 gigabytes of storage

_ Screen size: 7 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 1024 by 600 pixels, 170 pixels per inch

_ Weight: 0.88 pounds

_ Cameras: none

_ Battery life: 8.5 hours.

_ Operating system: Modified version of Google’s Android

Pros: Cheap and portable. Convenient access to Amazon store.

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