Para analis masih berbeda pendapat tentang jumlah penjualan Tablet Kindle Fire besutan Amazon. Namun, diperkirakan tablet murah itu telah terjual hingga 6 juta unit.
Sementara, IHS iSuppli memperkirakan Kindle Fire hanya terjual 3,8 juta unit. Sedangkan analis Barclays Anthony DiClemente memperkirakan Kindle Fire sudah terjual 5,5 juta unit dan analis NPD Display Search Richard Shim memperkirakan Kindle Fire telah terjual 6 juta unit di kuartal IV-2011.
Seperti dikutip dari Venture Beat, Analis Digital Media Stifel Nicolaus Jordan Rohan memperkirakan tablet Kindle Fire mampu terjual hingga 6 juta unit di kuartal IV-2011.
“Kindle Fire laris karena didukung oleh basis pelanggan Amazon dan harganya yang murah,” kata Rohan.
Selain faktor harga dan basis pelanggan Amazon yang kuat, Kindle Fire juga didukung oleh perangkat keras (hardware) yang murah serta didukung e-book dari Amazon.
Amazon Kindle Fire yang memakai sistem operasi dasar Android ini menggunakan sistem operasi Amazon. Ada banyak sekali perbaikan dan perubahan yang dilakukan Amazon pada sistem operasi Android terutama penutupan akses ke Android Market.
Fitur Kindle Fire
Fitur dari kindle Fire ini yang kusadur dari website Amazon, yaitu :
Stunning Color Touchscreen
Movies, magazines and children’s books come alive on a 7″ vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology – similar technology to that used on the iPad – for an extra-wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your screen with others.
Magazines in Rich Color
Enjoy your favorite magazines with glossy, full-color layouts, photographs and illustrations. Choose from hundreds of titles, such as Bon Appetit, Elle, and Oprah. Special editions of titles like Vanity Fair, Wired, and GQ come with built-in video, audio and other interactive features.
Beautifully Simple and Easy to Use
Designed from the ground up, Kindle Fire’s simple, intuitive interface puts the content you love at your fingertips – spin effortlessly through your recent titles and websites straight from the home screen. Whether you are in the mood to watch, read, listen, play or browse, you can get to all your favorite content with a single touch. It’s that simple.
100,000 Movies and TV Shows
Over 100,000 movies and TV shows, including thousands of new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent – all just one tap away. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows.
Fast Dual-Core Processor
Kindle Fire features a state-of-the-art dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance. Stream music while browsing the web or read books while downloading videos.
Your Favorite Apps and Games
Thousands of the most popular apps, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN ScoreCenter, Comics by comiXology and more, plus you’ll get a great paid app for free every day. Enjoy the best games, including Words with Friends, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies, from top developers like Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap, and Rovio. All apps are Amazon-tested on Kindle Fire for the best experience possible. Learn More
Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk
Amazon Silk is a revolutionary, cloud-accelerated browser that uses a “split browser” architecture to leverage the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud. Supports Adobe® Flash® Player.
Millions of Books
Read bestsellers, children’s books, comic books, and cookbooks in vibrant color. The Kindle Store offers over 1 million books, including 800,000 titles at $9.99 or less. In addition, over 2 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available such as Pride and Prejudice.
Free Cloud Storage
Forget about memory – Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all your Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Your books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of your finger.
Your Favorite Children’s Books
Kindle Fire is great for parents and kids. Stir your child’s imagination with over 1000 beautifully-illustrated children’s books, including favorites like Brown Bear, Curious George, and Circus Ship.
Easy to hold in one hand
Designed to travel with you wherever you go. Small enough to fit in your purse and light enough to hold in just one hand, Kindle Fire is perfect for browsing, playing, reading and shopping on-the-go.
18 Million Songs
Stream your music library from Amazon Cloud Drive or download to your device and listen offline. Looking for new music? Discover over 18 million songs in the Amazon MP3 Store.
Extra Durable Display
Our state-of-the art Kindle Fire display is chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, making it extra durable and resistant to accidental bumps and scrapes.
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
With an Amazon Prime membership, Kindle owners can choose from thousands of books to borrow for free – including over 100 New York Times Bestsellers – as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.
Like Kindle e-readers, Kindle Fire uses Amazon’s Whispersync technology to automatically sync your library, last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices. On Kindle Fire, Whispersync extends to video. Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left off on your TV – avoid the frustration of having to find your spot.
Free Month of Amazon Prime
Experience the benefits that millions of Amazon Prime members already enjoy, including unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows, Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and now, access to thousands of popular Kindle books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. If you haven’t used Prime in the past, we’ll automatically give you a free month to try it out.
Read Your Documents
Kindle makes it easy to take your documents with you. You can e-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle so you can read them anytime, anywhere.
Stay in touch using our built-in email app that gets your webmail (Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL etc.) into a single inbox. Import your messages and contact lists from other email accounts. Additional email apps are available in our Amazon Appstore for Android.
Spesifikasi Kindle Fire
Spesifikasi minus dari Kindle Fire yaitu tak punya kamera, kapasitas hanya 8 GB, tak ada opsi seluler dan GPS.
|Display||7″ multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.|
|Size (in inches)||7.5″ x 4.7″ x 0.45″ (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).|
|Weight||14.6 ounces (413 grams).|
|System Requirements||None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer.|
|On-device Storage||8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content). That’s enough for 80 apps, plus 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or enterprise networks with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|USB Port||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.|
|Documentation||Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Fire User’s Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information available online.|
|Warranty and Service||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.|
|Included in the Box||Kindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.|
Harga Murah Kindle Fire
Tablet Kindle Fire dari Amazon meraih popularitas cukup tinggi di AS berkat harganya yang murah. Sejauh ini, Kindle Fire masih menjalankan Android versi khusus yang telah disesuaikan (customized) oleh Amazon. Kindle Fire berisi layanan serba Amazon, yaitu toko buku Kindle, toko musik dengan format lagu MP3 dan lainnya.
Dengan harga murah USD $199 Kindle Fire lebih murah daripada Apple iPad 2 atau Samsung Galaxy Tab 10,1 (USD $499). Ada juga Nook Tablet di kisaran USD $249.
Fitur, Spesifikasi & Harga Amazon Kindle Fire