Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to launch with 1000s of games and apps

EA, PopCap, Rovio, and Zynga are fanning the flames

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to launch with 1000s of games and apps

Amazon has confirmed that its incoming ebook tablet, the Kindle Fire, will grant users immediate access to thousands of the most popular Android apps and games.

The full-colour, dual-core successor to the Kindle has the full support of game developers such as EA, PopCap, Rovio, and Zynga. Official apps from Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, and Facebook will also be available from launch day.

"We started talking to app developers everywhere the day we introduced Kindle Fire, and the response has been overwhelming," said Dave Limp, vice president of Amazon Kindle.

Together they stand

Amazon’s decision to partner with companies that might otherwise be considered competitors seems to be an effort to ensure the Kindle Fire can compete directly with Apple’s widely-supported iPad.

As well as apps and games, the 7-inch Kindle Fire comes equipped with built-in wi-fi and a brand-new web browser called Amazon Silk, which utilises the AWS cloud to perform tasks at speeds beyond the capabilities of the device’s processor alone.

The Kindle Fire will launch in the US on November 15th, retailing at $199. As yet, no UK launch date has been confirmed.

James Gilmour
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