Kindle Fire Tablet Teardown

Posted: Nov 16 2011, 5:11pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 16 2011, 5:14pm CST, in News | Android


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Fire gets torn up!

The geeks over at iFixit love to tear things up to see what's inside them. I like that too because I get to see all the gushy insides of new gadgets without having to tear into my own hardware. The latest gadget that they have torn apart is the Kindle Fire tablet that landed yesterday officially.

The geeks got down to business ripping the tablet apart with their tools and listed what they found inside. The Fire uses 8GB of Samsung flash memory. It has a combination WiFi/BT/FM combo module and a lot more crammed inside. The 1GHz processor from TI that is the brains of the tablet is under a Hynix RAM chip.

One curious bit the gang found was that the Fire uses an older WiFi combo chip that was made for the TI OMAP 3530 rather than the newer TI chip the Fire has. At the end of the teardown, the Fire lands a repairability score of 8 out of 10. That's not bad at all.

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