Thanks to overly strong demand, Amazon has called its manufacturing partners and added an order for another million tablets.
Amazon already has around 4 million on order.
The device will be 7-inches and run on Android but will remove some functionality seen on rival tablets like the iPad. Offering Wi-Fi but no 3G, the device also removes a camera and a mic, in an effort to cut down costs. Despite its smaller size, the display is impressive IPS with Gorilla Glass.
The Kindle Fire will have its own new mobile browser dubbed Amazon Silk. The browser is "cloud-accelerated" and uses Amazon's EC2 to turn 100 millisecond waiting times into 5. Additionally, all buyers get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime, and access to free TV and movie streaming along with the usual free two-day shipping and discounted 1 day shipping.
As expected, Amazon has closely integrated their ecosystem of services into the Android operating system make it very easy for users to find music, movies and magazines. Cloud access, via the Cloud Drive and Cloud Reader, are also one-click away.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Nov 2011 13:13