Earlier some time, we mentioned that Amazon was going to enter the tablet market. And they did announce their first tablet, the Kindle Fire. Still remember that? The device is based on the design of Blackberry Playbook. It features an TI OMAP 4 dual-core processor which runs at a speed of 1GHz. What is more, there is a 512MB DDR3 memory as well as an 8GB storage capacity. As for the display, it sports a 7 inch IPS touch screen with 1024×600 resolution. The Kindle Fire weighs 414 grams and measures just 11.4mm thin. To be mentioned, the device is available at a price of just $199.99.
As Amazon announced their first tablet, their competitor Barnes & Noble also released a tablet named the Nook Color. The tablet is endowed with an TI OMAP 3621 processor running at 800MHz. Moreover, it features a RAM of 512MB as well as an Emmc of 8GB. There is also a microSD card slot for up to 32GB storage capacity, which is abundant for daily use. As for the display, it sports a VividView touch screen of 7 inch as well as a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. The tablet also has a 4000mAh battery which offers 8 hours of working time. It measures just 0.48 inch thin and weighs 5.6 oz, which make it very easy to carry.
The device is first sold at a price of $249.99. Lucky for us, the Nook Color has got a price cut. If you buy it from Best Buy, $199.99 is enough for the device. Now that the two tablets are offered at the same price, it is really hard to decide which one is better. The Kindle Fire has a faster CPU. It is thinner and lighter while the Nook Color offers bigger storage capacity and better view. If you are looking for a new tablet, which one will you choose?