A week away from launch time, Amazon plays up its app portfolio for the Kindle Fire
Next week the Kindle Fire is launched by Amazon, so today the company issued a press release to play up some of the apps that will be ready on the first day.
Making launch day will be Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody, games from Electronic Arts and others.
“We started talking to app developers everywhere the day we introduced Kindle Fire, and the response has been overwhelming,” Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle is quoted as saying in the announcement.
Other apps mentioned include Allrecipes, Bloomberg, Cut the Rope, Doodle Fit, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, Jenga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Airport Mania, Battleheart, Pulse, The Cat in the Hat, Quickoffice Pro, Jamie’s 20-Minute Meals, IMDb Movies & TV, and Monkey Preschool Lunchbox. Noticeably missing, however, were publications such as newspapers and consumer magazines specifically designed for a color Kindle tablet.
Unlike Apple, which promised that those who pre-ordered the first iPad would all receive their tablets on launch day – quite an accomplishment – Amazon is simply stating that the Kindle Fire is launching on November 15. Ships dates vary so it is not known when TNM, for instance, will receive a Kindle Fire to write about. It will be interesting to see if Amazon makes sure those who preordered their tablets receive them on launch day as Apple did.