Kindle Fire:Some serious competition to Apple iPad!
UPDATED: with a link to third party comparison
It looks like Amazon is going to upstage Apple at it’s own game here. They came up with this hand-held entertainment system. It is not for games and some other apps like iPad but I guess for someone who likes to read and watch media and listen music this is some serious gadget to be considered. The best thing with this is that it is completely independent device, no need to sync up with a system! Even better thing is it’s price. $199! 🙂
And it boasts of revolutionary ‘Amazon Silk’ browser which uses the split-browser paradigm to distribute browser load onto the cloud.
Here is the snippet from their web-site.
Modern websites are complex. A typical web page requires 80 files served from 13 different domains. This takes a regular browser hundreds of round trips, and adds seconds to page load times.
Amazon Silk is different in a radical new way. When you use Silk, without thinking about it or doing anything explicit, you’re calling on the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services cloud (AWS). We’ve refactored and rebuilt the browser software stack to push pieces of the computation into the AWS cloud. This lets Silk do more work, more quickly, and all at once. We call this “split browser” architecture.
Silk browser software resides both on Kindle Fire and on the massive server fleet that comprises the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). With each page request, Silk dynamically determines a division of labor between the mobile hardware and Amazon EC2 (i.e. which browser sub-components run where) that takes into consideration factors like network conditions, page complexity and the location of any cached content.
here is comparison on networkworld.com