Amazon Fire teardown
Costing just $50, Amazon's Fire tablet is definitely a bargain. But it looks so much like the company's original Kindle Fire and is so cheap, that I got to thinking. Did Amazon just put old Kindle Fire hardware in a new package? In this TechRepublic teardown gallery, I crack open the Fire to find out. More my full hardware analysis and to watch a video of the teardown, check out my article, Cracking Open: Amazon Fire illustrates dramatic drop in cost of tablet tech.
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Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.