Kindle Fire tablet unveiled, to be sold at $199

Amazon has unveiled an all-new full color 7-inch multi-touch display, Wi-Fi tablet computer, the Kindle Fire. The company says Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011 but pre-orders are already accepted. It will be sold at $199 which is significantly cheaper than the Apple iPad.

Kindle Fire
Features, specifications and price:
  • TI OMAP 4 dual-core processor (presumably at 1GHz)
  • 7 inch IPS (in-plane switching technology, similar to that on the iPad) display
  • Gorilla glass protection
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with 16 million colors, high resolution
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System
  • Weighs 14.6 ounces
  • 8GB internal storage
  • WiFi, USB 2.0 (micro USB)
  • Cloud-accelerated “split browser” - Amazon Silk
  • Built-in email app that supports Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.
  • Amazon bookstore, mp3 service among others
You may think its pretty cheap, but the price of $199 is without a contract. Also, there are a few letdowns. Several sources say there are no cameras, microSD slot, 3G and microphone!

Watch the video here.

Would you buy or pass?