Next Amazon Kindle Tablet to Have 8.9-Inch Form Factor, Not 10-Inch Display

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After having recently announced the Kindle Fire tablet–a 7-inch Android Gingerbread tablet with dual-core processor and a customized UI layer–Amazon’s second tablet offering is now rumored to have an 8.9-inch form factor and not the larger 10.1-inch display that’s typically common on today’s Honeycomb slates. The 8.9-inch form factor will make the tablet still small […]

Amazon Announcing “Kindle Fire” Tablet on Wednesday, Launches in November?

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Last Friday, Amazon sent out press invites for an event scheduled for this Wednesday, September 28th, an event that was rumored to be the launch pad for Amazon’s Android tablet plans. Well, according to TechCrunch, Amazon will indeed be announcing an Android tablet this Wednesday and it will be called the ‘Kindle Fire.’ And while […]

Amazon Announcing Kindle Tablet on September 28th?

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Amazon has started sending out invites for a press event scheduled to take place in New York City on September 28th and there is rampant speculation that the company might unveil its tablet plans. Earlier this month, we heard that a device called the Kindle Tablet was a real thing and it looks like Amazon […]

Amazon Working on Netflix Model for Digital Books

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So far, digital books, or e-books, are only available to users on an a la carte basis, meaning that they pay per book title. However, that may change if Amazon can sway publishers into allowing users to rent books utilizing a premium subscription model similar to what Netflix employs for movies and TV shows. There […]

Amazon’s Android Tablet Will Be a Color Android-Based E-Reader

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Amazon‘s initial foray into the tablet space will be positioned more akin to an Android-powered e-reader rather than a tradional Android tablet offering. As such, it would probably be a closer competitor to the Barnes & Noble-powered Nook Color rather than be a true iPad, Xoom, or Asus Eee Pad Transformer challenger, according to a […]

Amazon Hopes to Deliver 4 Million Tablets By End of Year?

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Touchscreen component suppliers indicate that Amazon may be looking to ship between 1.5 to 2 million of its self-branded Android tablets when the device debuts in September and potentially could ship up to 4 million tablets by the end of 2011. Outside of relatively more affordable WiFi-only Android tablets, like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer […]

Amazon Tablets to Be Aggressively Priced at $350, $450?

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After leaks and speculations behind two Amazon tablets–codenamed Coyote and Hollywood–it is now rumored that those tablets will be aggressively priced when they enter the market at $350 and $450. Though the entry price of the 7-inch model at $350 would be more costly than the $250 Nook Color tablet from rival bookseller Barnes & […]

Can Amazon Make Android Tablets More Accessible with Ad-Supported Kindle Tablets?

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Amazon has recently announced that its lowest price Kindle, with subsidies through minimal displays of ads, is its best selling Kindle, beating out the WiFi and 3G-enabled e-reader models. This serves to suggest that consumers interested in e-readers, and perhaps as an extension also the tablet space, are still price-sensitive to this emerging category of […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Doesn’t Deny Amazon Tablet

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Rumors of an Amazon tablet had been swirling since before the launch of the iPad, and those speculations have just been renewed as CEO Jeff Bezos tells hopeful audiences to “stay tuned” when asked if the company would launch such a tablet in the future. In an interview Consumer Reports, Bezos says that such a […]