5 gadgets that changed Amazon

Ahead of the rumored unveiling of its 3-D smartphone, we take a look at Amazon's devices through the years.

Kindle Fire

amazon devices kindle fire

Year released: 2011

Price: $199

Following the success of its line of Kindle e-readers, Amazon ventured into tablet territory, overwhelmingly dominated by the Apple (AAPL, Tech30) iPad.

Primarily designed for media consumption like e-reading, video, TV and music streaming, the Fire hit the shelves at less than half the original price of the iPad and Samsung (SSNLF) Galaxy Tab. The seven-inch, touchscreen Kindle Fire marked the most successful product launch in the company's history, and it quickly became Amazon's best-selling product..

Amazon has since unveiled the Kindle Fire HD, the HDX and the larger HDX 8.9, sporting faster speeds, more storage and better screens.

- Last updated July 03 2014 11:02 AM ET
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