Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazon's tablet is coming, but what will it be? It's something of an open... - gdgt

Check the post link for more Amazon slate speculation; hmm, that would be the same Samsung after which Apple just sent a busload of its lawyers… (via Dave Winer)

Amazon's tablet is coming, but what will it be?
It's something of an open secret that Amazon is working on an Android tablet and I am 99% certain they are having Samsung build one for them. Does the world really need yet another tablet? If it were anyone else, I'd say no, but I think Amazon is uniquely positioned to layer in a set of products and services that would differentiate its tablet from the flood of Android tablets hitting the market this year.

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When will it launch? I don't know, but I'd guess it won't be too long, probably no later than this summer (the Kindle 3 launched last August). Whenever it is, I'll be surprised if they don't come out with something substantially different than all the other Android tablets out there. They have all the pieces in place, now we wait to see what they do with them.

Amazon's tablet is coming, but what will it be? It's something of an open... - gdgt

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