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Unboxing: Amazon Kindle Fire

Written on:November 14, 2011
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The highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire arrived in our offices on Monday. It’s Amazon’s first foray into tablets, after proving it knows a thing or two about what customers want when it comes to e-book readers. The Kindle Fire costs $ 199 and is available for ordering now, with shipments scheduled to start arriving on customers’ doorsteps on Tuesday.

We’re still getting to know this new Android-based 7-inch tablet, but we have cracked it open and taken it for a spin. Here’s our first look at the device, right out of the box.

Be sure to check back here for Kevin Tofel’s full take on the device once he has a chance to take an in-depth look at it. For more on the Kindle Fire now, see what the Web is saying about it, and how Kevin weighed his options between the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire.

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