Photos: Cracking Open the Amazon Fire

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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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic 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 ...