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Original Kindle Fire (2011)

Wi-Fi, Full Color 7" Multi-Touch Display
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Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser
  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Amazon Silk - ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows. Learn More
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 145,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times Best Sellers

Features

 
 
Stunning Color Touchscreen

Movies, magazines and children's books come alive on a 7" vibrant color touchscreen that delivers 16 million colors in high resolution. Kindle Fire uses IPS (in-plane switching) technology - similar technology to that used on the iPad - for an extra-wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your screen with others.
 
Magazines in Rich Color

Enjoy your favorite magazines with glossy, full-color layouts, photographs and illustrations. Choose from hundreds of titles, such as Popular Mechanics, Marie Claire, and Better Homes and Gardens. Special editions of titles like Vanity Fair, Wired, and GQ come with built-in video, audio and other interactive features.
 
Beautifully Simple and Easy to Use

Designed from the ground up, Kindle Fire's simple, intuitive interface puts the content you love at your fingertips - spin effortlessly through your recent titles and websites straight from the home screen. Whether you are in the mood to watch, read, listen, play or browse, you can get to all your favorite content with a single touch. It's that simple.
 
Movies and TV Shows

Thousands of movies and TV shows, including new releases and your favorite TV shows, are available to stream or download, purchase or rent - all just one tap away. Amazon Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes.
 
Fast Dual-Core Processor

Kindle Fire features a dual-core processor for fast, powerful performance. Stream music while browsing the web or read books while downloading videos.
 
Your Favorite Apps and Games

Thousands of the most popular apps, including Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN ScoreCenter, Comics by comiXology and more, plus you'll get a great paid app for free every day. Enjoy the best games, including Words with Friends, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies, from top developers like Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap, and Rovio. All apps are Amazon-tested on Kindle Fire for the best experience possible. Learn More
 
Web Browsing with Amazon Silk

Amazon Silk is a cloud-accelerated browser that uses a "split browser" architecture to leverage the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud. Supports Adobe® Flash® Player. Learn why it's so fast.
 
Millions of Books

Read bestsellers, children's books, comic books, and cookbooks in vibrant color. The Kindle Store offers over 1 million books for $9.99 or less. Millions of free, public domain books are also available such as Pride and Prejudice. Learn More
 
Free Cloud Storage

Forget about memory - Kindle Fire gives you free storage for all your Amazon digital content in the Amazon Cloud. Your books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream or download for free, at a touch of your finger.
 
Your Favorite Children's Books

Kindle Fire is great for parents and kids. Stir your child's imagination with over 1000 beautifully-illustrated children's books, including favorites like Brown Bear, Curious George, and Circus Ship.
 
Parental Controls

Protect your kids with easy-to-use Parental Controls. Simply add a password in the settings menu to restrict access to web browsing, content purchasing, or your Kindle Fire content libraries.
 
20 Million Songs

Stream your music library from Amazon Cloud Player or download to your device and listen offline. Looking for new music? Discover over 20 million songs in the Amazon MP3 Store.
 
Easy to hold in one hand

Designed to travel with you wherever you go. Small enough to fit in your purse and light enough to hold in just one hand, Kindle Fire is perfect for browsing, playing, reading and shopping on-the-go.
 
Kindle Owners' Lending Library

With Prime, Kindle owners can read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages for free - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Plus, choose from hundreds of thousands of books, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers. Learn More
 
Read Your Documents

Kindle makes it easy to take your documents with you. You can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle so you can read them anytime, anywhere. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle, available for free download at www.amazon.com/sendtokindle.

Technical Details

 
Display7" multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Size (in inches)7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
Weight14.6 ounces (413 grams).
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer.
On-device Storage8GB internal (approximately 6GB available for user content).
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeUp to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or enterprise networks with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB PortUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.
Content Formats SupportedKindle (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.
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Fire User's Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information available online.
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Fire device, U.S. power adapter (supports 100-240V), and Quick Start Guide.
Kindle

Amazon Silk

 
Cloud-Accelerated "Split Browser"

Modern websites are complex. A typical web page requires 80 files served from 13 different domains. This takes a regular browser hundreds of round trips, and adds to page load times.

Amazon Silk is different in a radical new way. We've rebuilt the browser software to push pieces of the computation into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. This lets Silk do more work, more quickly, and all at once. We call this "split browser" architecture. Silk browser software resides both on Kindle Fire and on the massive server fleet that comprises the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Shorter Transit Times

Amazon EC2 is always connected to the backbone of the Internet where round-trip latency is shorter than what’s typical over wireless connections. Because AWS also has relationships with major internet service providers, and many top sites are hosted on EC2, many web requests will never leave the extended infrastructure of AWS, reducing transit times to only a few milliseconds.

Computing Power in the Cloud

Silk uses the power and speed of the EC2 server fleet to retrieve all of the components of a website simultaneously, and delivers them to Kindle Fire in a single, fast stream. Transferring computing-intensive tasks to EC2 helps to conserve your Kindle Fire battery life.

Page Indexes & Machine Learning

As Silk serves up millions of page views every day, it learns more about the sites and pages it renders, and by observing aggregate traffic patterns, it can infer where users might go next. For example, Silk might observe that 85 percent of visitors to a leading news site click on that site’s top headline. With that knowledge, the browser makes intelligent decisions about pre-pushing popular content to the Kindle Fire, making commonly-visited pages available even faster.

NEW — Reading View

Engaging online content is often surrounded by a host of related links, advertisements, and other competing material. With Reading View for Silk, content is elevated above the clutter. When Reading View is invoked, Silk loads the body of the page in a reading-optimized, single screen view – even for multi-page articles. The full page is still available in the background, allowing readers to easily toggle back to a traditional view to see other interesting features on the page.

Hear more from the creators of Amazon Silk or go to frequently-asked questions.

30 Rock Artwork and Packaging: Copyright 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Celebrity Endorsement Not Implied. 30 Rock is available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video.

Over a thousand beautifully-illustrated children's books
Over a thousand beautifully-illustrated children's books
 
Your favorite apps and games: Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, and more
Your favorite apps and games: Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, and more
 
Websites, magazines, and bestsellers in vibrant color
Websites, magazines, and bestsellers in vibrant color

Kindle Fire Accessories

 
 
Recommended
 
Covers
 
Sleeves
 
Skins
 
Headphones
 
Power Adapters
   

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28,451 of 29,257 people found the following review helpful
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UPDATE November 2012 - With the Kindle Fire HD out now, I highly recommend it over this older version, as it fixes many of the problems I mention in my review. No one should buy this original version of the Kindle Fire unless you can get it for very cheap. I would also recommend the
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" over the 7" Fire, as I feel the increased size has a dramatic effect on the tablet experience.

The first and most important thing that should be said about the Kindle Fire is that this is not an "iPad-killer." It is not designed to be. I have seen so many articles and comments comparing this to the iPad, and surveys where people are asked if they will be buying a Kindle Fire over an iPad this Christmas. If you are expecting an iPad, or even a tablet, you will be disappointed. The main purpose of this device is to deliver Amazon content to you more effectively. It is designed for consumption, not creation. That is the reason it is so cheap and why Amazon is taking a loss on it. They are hoping to make up for that loss through sales of videos, music, books, and apps through Amazon's Web Services. You can also use it to view your own movies and media, but will find that it is more limited in that way than a regular tablet. Personally, as someone who has ordered several rentals from Amazon Video, and had to contact customer support for every single one of them due to problems with Amazon's Unbox player or purchases not appearing in my downloads, I can really appreciate this. But if you don't plan on using Amazon at all to obtain your media, you may want to take this into consideration before purchasing the Fire.
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7,708 of 8,049 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great device, you will enjoy it November 15, 2011
Update: 12/14/2012

If you're interested I just purchased a new second generation Kindle Fire for my grandson and I have done a review on it discussing how it compares to this model and how to set it up right out of the box with a video to help you. I also discuss the new version's pros and cons. It may be listed a few pages back from the top but you can find it posted with the product link shown below:

Kindle Fire 7", LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers

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I picked mine up today at Best Buy. At home I plugged it in and set up the WIFI and my Amazon account and it immediately told me that an update was downloading. After about 10 to 12 minutes it rebooted and started working. I own an iPhone, iPad 2, HP Touchpad and a Kindle Keyboard version. This device compares with the Ipad. The reviews that blast the Kindle Fire as being no good are just not true. I am a retired CEO and computer Guru and have a great WIFI set up in my home. Here is my quick and dirty review:

WIFI fast and easy to set up and use

Keyboard types great, much better than the HP Touchpad and as good if not better than the iPad.

Display high resolution comparable to the iPad 2

The device downloaded my 100 books in minutes. Most books downloaded to the device in 3 to 4 seconds. A couple of large books took 5 seconds and I am talking about books with 800 pages!

Web browsing is extremely fast. I loaded up a dozen sites that I go to with complex screens and they took 2 to 3 seconds to load. The people who are complaining should fix their WIFI instead of complaining about the Kindle Fire.
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11,102 of 11,598 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I want to love it, I really do. But I can't. November 15, 2011
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As a long-time Kindle fan I was eager to get my hands on a Fire. For the most part I've found that it does what I wanted it to, which is be the one device I can take with me anywhere. There are some great features; the reader app is excellent (though not without flaws), the app store experience is terrific, videos are fantastic, and the device is quick and for the most part dead-simple to use, all thanks to the services Amazon provides. And of course the extras that come with Prime membership really make it a real value - I won't be cancelling my Netflix streaming account just yet (watching Netflix on the Fire works very well) but I imagine within a year Amazon's free streaming video catalog will be just as good as Netflix. The free "lending library" book every month really is the icing on the cake though, and makes Prime membership a no-brainer. The hardware itself is solid and has a quality feel, it's just the right size for one-handed use, and the screen is fantastic (for an LCD screen) with good brightness and excellent color, and a very wide viewing angle. So as a reader, video player and music streaming device the Fire excels, and as an occasional browsing, emailing, game playing tablety thing it does pretty well.

But there are some downsides too; the small bezel size makes holding it without inadvertent page-turns difficult, the lack of buttons makes controls harder, the accessible storage memory is limited to just 5GB, which seems awfully small when carrying my own video content on a trip, and overall the interface of the system is just a little awkward and unfinished. Sometimes the back button doesn't work, buttons are hard to push accurately or launch the wrong function, navigation isn't exactly intuitive, etc.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire!!!!
I love my Kindle Fire! I bought a Kindle and when the fire came out, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I still use it to this day. My favorite use right now is for HBO Go!
Published 22 hours ago by Jim
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire port breaks down easily.
I am on my 2nd Kindle Fire. There is nothing wrong with the first one, except we can't charge it anymore! My husband says it is the absolutely worst connection you could have. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Arlyce
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I received the second kindle, now it not charging. I purchase another adapter and it don't charge. Can there be something wrong with the kindle. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Myra Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THE KINDLE
It's persistently been as advertised or better.

It's been one of the most reliable and durable pieces of technology I've ever owned in my 60+ years of life. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Dr Dave Daniels
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm sure it is nice...
It was just too heavy for me to use as a book. I had to return it....didn't want to have to chase down WIFI when I am on the go.
Published 3 days ago by Jayne Dugger
1.0 out of 5 stars "But when she was good..."
Product: 4 Stars
USB Connector: 0 Stars
Amazon Customer Service: Black hole.

This was my wife's first tablet. It was a snap to set up and worked well. Read more
Published 3 days ago by bill flanagan
1.0 out of 5 stars Man this is going in the trash !!!!
This is a piece of crap !!!! Along with the fire hd don't waste your money buy a samsung or iPad . Read more
Published 3 days ago by chris
1.0 out of 5 stars Charger port gives out and only offer is to buy a new version with a...
I was told the kindle fire charger port could be fixed as it was a known issue when the device first came out. Read more
Published 4 days ago by nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a technical review
I have reviewed this many times maybe this one will take! Order was on time and just as described. Perfect gift everyone in the family loves it. We have gotten more for the family
Published 5 days ago by Marc Pfeiffer
5.0 out of 5 stars great app
I installed this app on my Kindle Fire and it works great and I can get Heartbleed detection result for my device and installed applications. A great tool to have on your tablet.
Published 5 days ago by Joseph
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