Monday, March 14, 2011

Amazon.com Could Build Android Tablet to Rival iPad 2: Forrester - Desktops and Notebooks - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

An intriguing possibility; meanwhile, Forrester CEO George Colony’s Kindle collects dust

Enter Amazon.com as a potential dark horse challenger to the impending iPad hegemony, which is supported by a thriving, but closed ecosystem of tightly controlled hardware, software and applications.

"It would be easy to call the game for Apple as the second inning is starting, but we won't, because we see a market that's ripe for disruption by Amazon in particular," Eppswrote in a blog post March 10.

"Amazon could create a compelling Android- or Linux-based tablet offering easy access to Amazon's storefront (including its forthcoming Android app store) and unique Amazon features like one-click purchasing, Amazon Prime service and its recommendations engine."

Amazon.com Could Build Android Tablet to Rival iPad 2: Forrester - Desktops and Notebooks - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

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