Amazon intros game-playing Kindle Fire

Online retailer's Android-powered $200 tablet to host Plants vs. Zombies and Angry Birds in addition to books, music, movies.


To date, Amazon's line of Kindle readers has focused on delivering users a single medium: books. However, today the online retailer announced the Kindle Fire, a new device designed not only for books, but also for music, movies, TV shows, and games.

Amazon today debuted the Kindle Fire.
Amazon today debuted the Kindle Fire.

Set for a November 15 launch, the $200 Kindle Fire is an Android-powered tablet with a 7-inch color touch screen. It will also feature a Web browser, email, and a variety of apps and games, including Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Additionally, Amazon has said one paid app would be made free every day, ensuring that even thrifty users can add new content on a regular basis.

The Kindle Fire features 8GB of on-board storage, which the retailer said is enough to hold dozens of apps, in addition to 10 movies, 600 songs, or 8,000 books. However, Amazon designed the Fire around its cloud storage options, so users can stream or download their content remotely with the assistance of a Wi-Fi connection. Unlike some previous Kindle models, the Fire does not have 3G networking features.

For more on the Fire, check out GameSpot sister site CNET's full coverage.

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