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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 12:19

Amazon tablet torn down

Written by Nick Farell

Amazon Logo

It has the heart of a PlayBook


The tear down people at Ifixit have been looking under the bonnet of Amazon.com Kindle Fire tablet and discovered that it is very similar to the playbook.

The tablet uses components from Texas Instruments, Samsung, LG and Hynix Semiconductor and is laid out in a way which would make it a doddle to fix. Miroslav Djuric, director of technical communication at iFixit said that the main application processor is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor.

Samsung supplied the 8GB flash memory chip, while Hynix made a DDR2 RAM component for the device. The Kindle Fire's display was made by LG. "The fact it looks similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook from Research in Motion, is more due to the fact it has similar components motherboard, battery, display," Djuric said.

The PlayBook also uses the TI OMAP 4430 processor. Inside it has a completely different layout, smaller battery, and different orientations for its components.

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