Amazon’s Kindle Fire for Enterprise Use?

Posted on Posted in BYOD, Mobile Device Management
The Amazon Kindle Fire was released this week with a record-setting one million plus preordered tablets being shipped. Reviews of the device have been lukewarm with many reviewers pointing to the less than powerful 1Ghz processor.

From an enterprise point of view the Fire isn’t really important, at least not yet. None of the major MDM providers offer an agent designed to work with the modified version of Android 2.2 that powers the tablet. It is rumored that Amazon is planning to update the Fire OS to make use of Android 2.3 or maybe even 3.0 sometime in the near future.

With the Fire expected to be a popular gift this holiday season, we could see pressure on the enterprise to offer support for the Fire as part of BYOD programs. It will be interesting to see how quickly the major MDM providers move to offer support for this, the first significant sub $200 tablet.

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