Friday, September 7, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad vs. Nexus 7 vs. Surface RT vs PlayBook

Android Central

Alright, we've rounded up just about all of the specs on Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablets, now let's see how they size up against the competition: Apple's new iPad, the Google Nexus 7 by ASUS, Microsoft's upcoming Surface RT, and RIM's LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. 

At the lower price points, only the Nexus 7 is really competing. We're still waiting on more information on RAM, but the new Kindle Fire HDs offer a lot more local storage further up the ladder. Next to the new iPad, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE doesn't look so hot. Sure, the new iPad with data starts $130 higher, but it includes a much higher-resolution screen, a rear camera, and few more key bonuses. 

In any case, what do you think of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD when sized up against these other major tablets? Does it stand a good chance at holding onto its major share of the U.S. tablet market? How about abroad?

Be sure to stick around for a hands-on comparison from Kevin, who handled our most excellent liveblog earlier today.

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