Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet Debuts

Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet Debuts

The 7-inch tablet will cost $199 and includes a 30-day trial for Amazon Prime

Amazon's tablet event is happening now, but Bloomberg has already spilled the beans on the so-called Amazon Kindle Fire.

The Kindle Fire, a 7-inch tablet, will cost $199 and include a 30-day trial for Amazon Prime, which offers unlimited streaming videos and free two-day shipping on retail items. The tablet will be simple, with no camera, no microphone and no 3G support.

Amazon has heavily modified Android to create an interface that emphasizes content consumption--specifically, e-books, movies, TV shows, music and apps from Amazon's own store. The company's hoping that content sales will make up for the cut-rate tablet pricing.

Amazon also today announced the Kindle Touch, a $99 touchscreen e-ink Kindle reader.

We'll have more details on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Touch soon.

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