The Hardware's Not Bad, Either
Another important statistic is the Kindle tablet's rumored display size of seven inches. There have been seven inch tablets before, of course, but they've generally played second-fiddle to their large ten inch cousins. Bigger is better - or that's the theory. A larger display means more pixels and a more enjoyable media experience.
Yet reality doesn't seem to have followed this theory. I've reviewed my fair share of tablets, and played with countless more. In my opinion, the seven inch form factor is clearly superior to the ten inch. Sure, you lose a fair shake of display space, but what you retain is large enough. More importantly, the size and weight of a seven inch tablet makes it more enjoyable.
A seven inch tablet is easier to carry, easier to handle, and easier to hold for long periods of time. Apple's refusal to create a smaller tablet has left a market segment open, and it's only by luck that the only people who've investigated it so far have been Samsung and BlackBerry.
Other stats of the Kindle Fire are equally impressive. Though rumors indicated that the tablet would have a single-core processor, it has actually debuted with a dual-core OMAP4 processor that's been used in many other smartphones and tablets. This means that, in spite of a budget price, this tablet will be able to compete on performance with much more expensive tablets.
I've previously stated that what matters most about the Amazon tablet is what's on the outside. The interface, size, and weight of the device is likely more important than the hardware. The fact that Amazon's new product is as powerful as others certainly won't hurt, however.
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