Amazon reveals its streaming and gaming console – first pics of console and controller

After a lengthy introduction that showcased Amazon’s approach to searching, improving connection speeds for streaming devices, and the need to improve the ecosystem of the systems, Amazon has revealed its new gaming console and streaming device. The approach is to “Invent and Simplify.” One thing’s for sure – it’s a beauty. Named Amazon Fire TV, the box promises to be Amazon’s adventure into the ever-growing market of instant streaming devices. The best part – by next month, thousands of games will be available to play. Many of these games are being internally developed by Amazon, so capturing the mobile market and casual gamers seems to be a driving force behind the system.

The best part – it’s available today for just $99, and the controller is an additional $39.99.

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The remote and box – as Amazon’s Peter Limp mentions – are only as tall as a piece of popcorn and a dime, respectively.

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The system, while not designed solely for gaming, is meant for consumers who “don’t have consoles.”

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There are also specifications and further technical details posted on Amazon’s product page:

  • Runs Amazon’s version of Android
  • SOC Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8064
  • Processor: Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 320
  • Storage: 8 GB internal
  • RAM: 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ

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Thanks to Engadget for the pics.