I guess in another alternate timeline, the folks over at iFixit will most probably make up one of the most efficient pit crew in racing – after all, they certainly did not lose any time to take the Kindle Fire apart so soon after it was released. One day, in fact, was all it took, leaving the innards of the Kindle Fire to be seen by all and sundry. I suppose that the ease at of which the Kindle Fire could be dismantled did help their cause by a huge margin, and the innards are pretty much the same as with most of the other tablets in the market. Simple components are the order of the day, so needless to say, it would be a no-brainer to repair (as opposed to the iPad, of course).
For two Benjamins, you get a 7″ multi-touch display with 1,024 x 600 resolution, a dual-core processor chugging underneath its hood, up to 8GB of internal memory, and a custom version of Android 2.3 that has been skinned by Amazon. Interestingly enough, the glass and display on the Kindle are not fused together, so if one cracks, you need not replace the other as well, helping you save repair costs in the process. Head on here for the full teardown details.
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