Amazon's first Android tablet---Kindle Fire was launched last November at a price of $199. It broke the market with a 4 million sales last December. But the market changes every moment, news said that Kindle Fire at most sold 1.3 million in the 2012 Q1, which is a huge drop from 3 months ago.
iPad is still the giant in the tablet market. With the new iPad's release, Apple is keeping enhancing its empire with more than 70% market share.
And another tycoon, Google, is not to be outdone and launches its 7 inches tablet, Nexus 7.
However, with so many great tablet products, we consumers can have more choices, it is good to us, and we expect more surprise.
If you are confused to decide which tablet to buy, you'd better compare with some top brands to make a choice. The following comparison between Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, new iPad, Kobo Vox, and Nexus 7 may be useful to you.
|Kobo Arc||Nexus 7||B&N
|OS||Customized Android 4.0||iOS 5.1.1||Android 4.0||Android 4.1||Android 2.3|
|Camera||1.3 front||VGA front,HD rear||1.3 front||1.4 front||None|
dual-antenna Wi-Fi, USB 2.0
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi(802.11a/b/g/n),
|Audio format||AAC, MP3, MIDI,
PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV
|AAC, MP3, VBR,
|MIDI,MP3,AAC||AAC, MP3, AMR
|Video format||MP4, VP8||VGAA, MP4, MOV, MPEG||3GP, MP4, WEBM||MP4,3GP||MP4|
|Image format||JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP||JPEG,TIFF,GIF||JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG||JPEG, GIF, BMP||JPEG, GIF, PNG,
|Price($)||199 to 249
/299 to 499
|499 to 829||199.99/249.99||199 to 249||199 to 249|
According to many news resources, the new 7 inch Kindle Fire, and 10 inch Kindle Fire 2 are on the way. Amazon definitely won't sit around and watch Google and Apple carving up the market.
Ada Wang works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.