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Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Fire

Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is Amazon's entrant into the rapidly growing tablet market. Having launched the original Kindle e-book reader in 2007, the company is no stranger to mobile devices. But, the Fire is Amazon's first true tablet.

We've cracked open nearly every Kindle that Amazon's put out, and couldn't wait to get our hands on the Fire. Follow along as I cracked open the Amazon Kindle Fire.

For an my analysis of the hardware inside the Kindle Fire, check out my blog post, "Kindle Fire teardown: No-frills tablet filled with TI hardware."

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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 ...