New Amazon Tablet
September 28, 2011 8:32 PM Subscribe
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Amazon unveils a new full color 7" multi-touch tablet it is calling Kindle Fire
. Also announced are a new Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G
.According to Engadget
the new Kindle Fire tablet features "a 7-inch IPS (!) panel, Gorilla Glass coating, a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a chassis that weighs 14.6 ounces"
With it, Amazon has inroduced a new browser it is calling Silk
. According to Ars Technica
, Silk features a " "split" architecture, allowing it to offload much of the heavy lifting to Amazon's cloud computing cluster for superior browsing performance."
Detractors are raising Issues
with this split archticture however. Warning that "It sounds as if Amazon will install a trusted certificate in the Silk browser allowing them to provide a man-in-the-middle (MITM) SSL proxy to accelerate your SSL browsing as well." but noted that "Fortunately Amazon will support an "off-cloud" mode for Silk. This lets users opt-out of the benefits of using EC2 while retaining the traditional privacy benefits of connecting directly to remote web sites."