10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kindle Fire

Posted by Mayank on October 3, 2011 in Kindle

Amazon Kindle Fire was released on September 28th and even though it is due to be available from November 15th, it has continued to arouse public interest and cornered positive response from critics. Though it lacks a lot of iPad features, Kindle Fire looks promising to be a real iPad rival.

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Do you think you know everything about Amazon Kindle Fire? Read the 10 things you didn’t know about Kindle Fire.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kindle Fire:

1.  Amazon Kindle Fire had an internal code name: Otter. The original Kindle had a code name of Fiona.

2.  Amazon Kindle Fire owners will get a great paid app for FREE every day. In a maximum of 7 months, you will get apps worth the price of the Fire tablet!

3.  Hardware costs of Kindle Fire reportedly are $210. This means that Amazon is loosing $10 for every Kindle Fire sold (Amazon hopes to make money off content). iPads on the other hand are rumored to be sold at 40% margin.

4.  Amazon went on a URL buying spree and bought over 500 Kindle Fire and Silk domains like amazonsilkforandroid.com and amazonsilkformac.com. These domains were acquired through MarkMonitor, a “brand protection agency,” so it’s not clear that Amazon will ever actually use them.

5.  Kindles are developed at Amazon’s Lab126, where 1 means “a” and 26 means “z”. You can consider it a geeky acronym for Lab Amazon.

6.  While it is very easy to hold Kindle Fire with one hand, it is not at all easy in case of an iPad.

7.  Amazon Kindle Fire will use a new ultra fast browser, never seen before – Amazon Silk. Silk is a cloud accelerated browser and can predict which webpage you are likely to go next and caches the content of that webpage before hand.

8.  Fire is the first Kindle, whose battery won’t even last a single day. All other versions of Kindle have a battery life of at-least 3 weeks.

9.  Citigroup estimates that the Kindle will contribute about 10% of Amazon’s total revenue by next year, or more than $6 billion.

10.  On Kindle Fire, Whispersync technology extends to video. You can start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left off on your TV and avoid the frustration of having to find your spot.


5 More Things You Might Not Know About Kindle Fire:

1.  Kindle Fire works only with Wi-Fi. Hard luck for those, who who take 3G for granted!

2.  Supported formats on Kindle are – 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.

3.  Kindle Fire runs on a customized version of Google’s Android.

4.  Kindle Fire comes with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, the company’s $79-a-year two-day delivery program. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.

5.  You can enjoy special editions of magazine like Vanity Fair, Wired, and GQ on your Kindle Fire. These special editions come with built-in video, audio and other interactive features.


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