Will Amazon's Kindle Fire blunt the iPad's streaming video edge?

Kindle FireSales of Apple's iPad 2 may be forecast to slow down, but it's still the best-in-class mobile media device on the market with a 70 percent share, says Forrester Research, and one that users increasingly are turning to for online video consumption. Amazon, which this week began shipping its own tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, is hoping it can take a bite out of Apple's lead, introducing the tablet with apps from Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon's own burgeoning Prime service. The bigger question, of course, is will AT&T, Verizon and cable companies like Cablevision and Comcast see the Fire as a worthy addition to their multi-screen strategy and launch device specific plays? Here's a look at the different streaming service stack up on the Kindle Fire; and a look at how the two tablets compare.

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