Today Amazon announced the $199 Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that holds a tremendous amount of potential to be a fantastic e-Reader and Android tablet (once rooted, of course). It will begin shipping on November 15, but you can pre-order today. You might recall that XDA was hugely instrumental in rooting the B&N Nook Color, allowing thousands to get much more out of the tablet than B&N ever intended. And we’re going to do the same thing with the Kindle Fire!
In terms of specs, the Kindle Fire isn’t exactly the most impressive, but for $199, it’s a great value. It includes a dual-core CPU which powers a 7″ IPS gorilla-glass display. It weights 14.6 ounces, which is about an ounce lighter than the Nook Color.
That said, we’ve gone ahead and added Kindle Fire forums to XDA-Developers. Let the development begin (just as soon as they start shipping!).___________________