With the announcement of the new Kindle Fire HD tablets from Amazon comes some pretty bold statements – challenges if you will – to the establishment in the tablet space. None are more aggressive than Amazon’s statement that the new Kindle Fire HD is a whopping 41% faster than the iPad 3.
That’s a pretty big statement, and I’m sure the Apple folks in Cupertino were not pleased, nor where the Google’ites in Mountain View. But then again, Apple should have seen it coming considering the iPad is the dominant device in the tablet market. And we know that Google was aggressively promoting their new Nexus 7 tablet from the homepage of Google.com.
In both the press conference yesterday, and within sales copy of the product pages on Amazon.com, there’s a nice little chart that compares the speed of the new Kindle Fire HD to the the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad 3.
So what it is that makes the new Kindle HD 41% faster than the iPad 3 and 54% faster than the Google Nexus 7 tablet? According to Amazon, the Kindle Fire HD sports a dual band / dual antenna combination, whereas the iPad 3 has only a dual band / single antenna and the Google Nexus 7 has single band / single antenna configuration.
So is the speed of the dual band / dual antenna enough for you to pick up the new Kindle Fire HD tablet?