Thursday, January 06, 2011

Kindle Tablet likely to be out in 2011 « Kindle Review – Kindle 3 Review, Kindle vs Nook

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There are a few signs that Amazon is working on a Kindle Tablet, and a few signs that its new Android App Store is for this new Kindle Tablet.

  1. There’s no reason to delay the Android App Store launch until some unspecified date in the future. It sounds an awful lot like the launch depends on another launch – perhaps that of the Kindle Tablet.
  2. Given the success of the Kindle, and the type of hiring Lab 126 has been doing (Lab 126 is the Amazon subsidiary that created the Kindle, it’s been hiring a lot of Tablet and Gaming executives), it’s quite likely Amazon is working on more hardware devices. A Tablet makes the most sense given Amazon sells downloads of games, movies, music, and TV shows.
  3. There have been a lot of rumors that Amazon is working on an Android powered Tablet. Amazon related rumors are a bit hit and miss so this might mean nothing.
  4. Qualcomm has mentioned finding a big buyer for its Mirasol color ePaper screens. A buyer big enough that Qualcomm invested $2 billion into a Mirasol production facility. It’s not impossible that Amazon plans to introduce a Mirasol powered Kindle tablet – a tablet that runs for a month at a time. The downside would be that it wouldn’t handle movies very well.
  5. Amazon has KindleTablet dot com registered and ready to go

Kindle Tablet likely to be out in 2011 « Kindle Review – Kindle 3 Review, Kindle vs Nook

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