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The highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire arrived in our offices on Monday, and here we unbox it and take our first look. The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s first foray into tablets after proving it knows a thing or two about e-book readers.

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The highly anticipated Amazon Kindle Fire arrived in our offices on Monday. It’s Amazon’s first foray into tablets, after proving it knows a thing or two about what customers want when it comes to e-book readers. The Kindle Fire costs $199 and is available for ordering now, with shipments scheduled to start arriving on customers’ doorsteps on Tuesday.

We’re still getting to know this new Android-based 7-inch tablet, but we have cracked it open and taken it for a spin. Here’s our first look at the device, right out of the box.

Be sure to check back here for Kevin Tofel’s ideas on the device once he has a chance to take an in-depth look at it. For more on the Kindle Fire now, see what the web is saying about it and how Kevin weighed his options between the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire.

  1. Obviously, It is smaller. I’d be interested in Silk’s performance. Thanks

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    1. tell erica to cut her nails all I saw were herhands

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  2. The new nook app for Kindle is brilliant – you can get all the Android apps for free now! We got the nook app download instructions from http://www.kindlemad.com through google.

    I love my new Kindle!

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  3. Even the not imagine how the ocean after passing 199$ price converts to 300$

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  4. Um, ah, um, ah, um, ah, um ah, um, ah, um ah.
    She’s definitely unskilled in public speaking.

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  5. RT @gigaom: Unboxing: Amazon Kindle Fire http://t.co/7mMjXfgR

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