“Now that we’ve seen the Kindle Fire, the big question: Is it an iPad killer? The simple answer is no,” Jon Fortt reports for CNBC.

“If you’re in the market for an iPad 2, looking to tap into apps or play games, you’re not necessarily going to grab a Fire instead,” Fortt reports. “That’s because the new high-end Kindle has a screen that’s small for video, Amazon’s Android marketplace is nascent, and the Fire doesn’t have a built-in microphone or camera for capturing video or audio.”

“But this could doom the field of tablet also-rans like the BlackBerry PlayBook, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab,” Fortt reports. “If you’re not going to get a $500 iPad 2, why would you buy an Android competitor that costs just as much … when you can get one that costs less than half?”

Read more in the full article, including why Amazon’s Kindle Fire is potentially very dangerous for Google, here.

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