Amazon.com Inc introduced a new tablet computer on Wednesday called the Kindle Fire, bringing a new competitor to a market that has so far been dominated by Apple Inc.
Here is a comparison of the main features of both devices.
* The Kindle Fire costs $199.
* The iPad 2 costs $499 to $799 depending on the amount of storage and connectivity.
* The Fire has a seven inch color screen.
* Apple's iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch color display.
* Amazon's Fire weighs 14.6 ounces.
* The iPad 2 weighs 1.33 to 1.35 pounds.
* The Fire is Wi-Fi only.
* The iPad 2 offers Wi-Fi and 3G wireless.
* The Fire has no camera.
* IPad 2 comes with front- and back-facing cameras.
* Amazon's tablet has a dual-core processor.
* Apple's iPad 2 sports a dual-core 1 GHz processor.
* The Fire comes with 8 gigabytes of internal storage.
* Apple's iPad 2 offers 16 GB to 64 GB.
* The Fire lasts eight hours for reading, 7.5 for video.
* The iPad 2 battery lasts 10 hours.
* The Fire accesses Amazon's Android App store, which has roughly 10,000 apps.
* Apple's app store has more than 100,000 iPad apps.
* Fire users will be able to access over one million Kindle e-books.
* Apple's iBookstore has more than 200,000 ebooks.
* The Fire can tap more than 100,000 movies and TV shows to buy or rent. Amazon Prime members, who pay $79 a year, can stream 11,000 movies and TV shows for free.
* IPad users can buy or rent more than 50,000 TV shows and over 10,000 movie catalogues through Apple's iTunes store.
* The Kindle Fire gives access to more than 17 million songs via Amazon's MP3 service online.
* Apple's iTunes offers over 18 million songs.