Take a Look Inside the Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is one tablet that looks worthy to take on the Apple iPad. Although the Kindle Fire doesn’t have the same specs as the iPad 2, its price tag of just $199 and the fact that its built with some quality components such as an IPS screen, mean that this tablet will sell extremely well.

As they always do, iFixit has dissembled the Kindle Fire to see what is inside and what exactly makes it run.

You might notice that the Kindle Fire looks a lot like the BlackBerry PlayBook. This is simply because Amazon cut down the price by using the design reference for the PlayBook. What makes the main difference here is the modified version of the Android operating system it runs.

Back on to the hardware. The battery in the Fire is 4.6 x 4.3 inches and is a Li-Ion. It has a capacity of 16.28 watt-hours (4400mAh at 3.7V) which is less than the 25Wh of the iPad 2 although the Kindle Fire has a lot smaller screen which helps with battery life.

The full teardown can be found over at iFixit.

For those of you who want to know the full technical specs, here they are:

7″ Multi-Touch Display with IPS Technology
1GHz Dual-Core Processor
512 MB RAM
8 GB Internal Storage
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Connectivity
Custom Operating System (Based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread)

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