Kindle gains streaming abilities with new tablet

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 9:00am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire will support third-party apps, reportedly including one from PandoraAmazon yesterday unveiled a new line of Kindles including an Android-powered tablet which includes streaming abilities. Called the Kindle Fire, it will run third-party apps -- reportedly including offerings from Pandora and Netflix. It will also include access to Amazon's cloud music service

The Kindle Fire lands in November for $200. That relatively low price tag in particular means that potentially millions of consumers will soon be carrying around a device (designed for other purposes) that will enable them to wirelessly connect to online radio. The Chicago Sun-Times has more coverage here.

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