Amazon just released its earnings report ahead of Apple. It is reporting a net loss of $274 million last quarter, but it claimed the $199 Kindle Fire HD is “the No. 1 bestselling product across Amazon worldwide.” With the launch of Apple’s $329 iPad mini to be the Kindle Fire’s biggest competitor in the months to come, Amazon is comparing the two devices spec by spec in its press release today.
In the press release, Amazon claimed the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD has 193 percent more pixels (2,304,000 pixels vs. 786,432 pixels). It also said the 7-inch model (a more accurate comparison) has 30 percent more pixels (1,024,000 vs. 786,432 pixels), while noting the 8.9-inch boasts 56 percent more pixels-per-inch than the iPad mini (254 vs. 163). The 7-inch has 33 percent more pixels per inch (216 vs. 163), Amazon further added.
Amazon also claimed it has better audio, with “with dual stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus.” If that isn’t enough, it noted the 8.9-inch model costs $30 less than iPad mini and the $199 7-inch model is $130 less.
Amazon’s full comparison is below: