Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How Amazon's Tablet Perpetuates Apple's Stranglehold on Media App Distribution - Technology Review

More Amazon tablet speculation

On Wednesday, Amazon will unveil its new 7-inch tablet, which is rumored to be based on the now-defunct BlackBerry Playbook.

The good news is that a major player in both the media distribution and hardware space will finally drop a device that could be competitive with the iPad by virtue of price alone. The bad news is, Amazon is using the same leverage Apple possesses to give publishers of content on its tablet basically the same terms that Apple arrived at, namely, a 30% commission on all sales.

How Amazon's Tablet Perpetuates Apple's Stranglehold on Media App Distribution - Technology Review

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