“Clearly, Amazon’s just-announced Kindle Fire isn’t designed to compete head-to-head with the iPad 2 on specs alone, but that doesn’t mean consumers won’t be cross-shopping the two this holiday season — and that means a comparison is in order,” Chris Ziegler reports for This is my next.

“Of course, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color is a more direct competitor, so we’re throwing that in as well,” Ziegler reports.

See the spec sheet shootout in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: With a screen just 45% of iPad’s size and dependent upon a half-baked, highly-fragmented, insecure OS that’s subject to dozens of patent infringement cases around the world and suffering from tremendous tablet AppLack™, Amazon’s thick Kindle Fire ought to be even cheaper than $200.

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