Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.
For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.
Amazon and Google have priced their tablets aggressively, the 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available for only $299 and the 32GB model is available for only $369, whereas the 16GB Google Nexus 10 is available for $399 and the 32GB model for $499.
Apple seems to have preempted the move at least on the specs front by launching the 4th generation iPad, which comes with a faster 1.4 GHz A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera, expanded 4G LTE support and the new Lightning port.
So how does Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Nexus 10 stack up against Apple’s iPad 4, which currently has more than 50% of the market share? Check out the comparison table below to find out.
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Do you think the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 10 will give Apple’s iPad a run for its money? or do you think despite the higher price, the 275,000 apps in the App Store designed specially for the iPad and the seamless experience due to Apple’s tight hardware and software integration still gives it the edge. Sound off in the comments below.