Year released: 2011
Following the success of its line of Kindle e-readers, Amazon ventured into tablet territory, overwhelmingly dominated by the Apple (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 ( 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.