Today Amazon have officially announced the launch of their hugely anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
Less than half the price of the market-leading Apple iPad
Much speculation has been done about how much Amazon were going to charge for the device and the general consensus was that it would be a lot cheaper than other mainstream tablet has been proven correct.
See also: Amazon Kindle Fire review
The Kindle Fire will run a custom version of Google Android with an unique Amazon-branders interface and will only cost $199. An official UK price is still yet to be announced.
The Kindle Fire features a OMAP4430 processor like the BlackBerry Playbook and is being designed and built by the same people too. One new feature for the Kindle touch is Prime Instant Video, it costs $79 a year and you get access to 11,000 movies and TV shows (commercial free).
CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos said the success of the Amazon Kindle devices, despite some initial negative press, was because of what he calls the 'end-to-end' service and that has led to digital book sales now outselling physical books.
Customers in the US will be able to
For more information about the new Amazon Kindle Fire see: Amazon Kindle Fire tablet launches