Amazon's hot new Kindle Fire presented a tough packaging challenge to design engineers who were presumably charged with keeping the bill of materials within tight cost constraints. Via our friends at iFixit.com, we offer a quick look at the tablet's internals.
The Kindle Fire is officially identified as model number D01400. According to the power specifications listed on the back side of the Kindle Fire, an input power of 5V DC at 1.8 amps is suggested. Why is this important? A computer USB port typically puts out no more than 0.9 amps (USB 3.0), which means it'll take a looong time to fully charge the tablet through USB.
Click the image below to view a short slideshow of the Amazon Kindle Fire in various stages of disassembly:
What do the Kindle Fire and a fruit fly have in common? Thanks to the help of our Phillips #0
screwdriver, now neither has a backbone.
Image courtesy of iFixit.com
Here are more Kindle Fire technical specs:
- 7" multitouch display with IPS technology
- Dual-core processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity
- Custom operating system (based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
(Images and content courtesy of Kyle Wiens, co-founder of iFixit, used by permission. Images originally uploaded to iFixit by Walter Galan.)
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