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) 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.

First published July 3, 2014: 11:02 AM ET

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