Teardown: Inside Amazon's Kindle FireSAN FRANCISCO—UBM TechInsights conducted a teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet Wednesday (Nov. 12), revealing the inner workings of the brand new device.
Kindle Fire began shipping Monday. With a retail cost of $199, Kindle Fire includes a 7-inch display, a 1-GHz OMAP 4430 dual-core processor from Texas Instruments Inc., up to 7.5 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi capability and 8 gigabytes of NAND flash memory storage.
According to UBM TechInsights' preliminary estimate, the Kindle Fire carries bill of materials costs of $143.
UBM TechInsights is owned by UBM plc, the same company that publishes EE Times. More information about the Kindle Fire teardown is available on UBM TechInsights' website.
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