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Amazon to Introduce a 9" Android Tablet this Fall


According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, Amazon is planning to introduce a 9" tablet computer before October that will place it head-to-head against Apple's iPad.
The new tablet will intensify a growing clash between Amazon and Apple. The two tech-industry titans are already fighting for customers for their respective digital book, music and video businesses. Now Amazon will have a device that will compete closely against Apple's popular iPad, as well as other tablets such as Samsung Electronic Co.'s Galaxy Tab.
Amazon's tablet will use a 9-inch screen and run on Google's Android operating system. The device won't carry a camera like the iPad but will allow customers to watch videos, read eBooks and listen to music from Amazon. Meanwhile, Amazon will also be offering two updated versions of their popular Kindle e-reader around the same time. The report seemingly confirms a Digitimes story from June.

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, but there have been rumors that Apple may be considering an iPad refresh as early as this fall which would place its release near Amazon's tablet launch. Amazon and Apple have become increasingly competitive over the years with recent disputes over the use of the "App Store" name.

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36 months ago
They should call it "Tablet" and complain that others are using the word tablet to describe their tablets.

/iJest
Rating: 10 Positives
36 months ago
I think this actually makes more sense than other competitors.

Besides Apple, Amazon probably has the best collection of media under one roof to leverage on a device. You can buy music, movies, books, and apps from them -- all under your one Amazon account.

Can they do a decent job on software? We'll will see.
Rating: 10 Positives
36 months ago
Good! The more strong condenders in the market place, will hopfuly drive invovation and maintain "resonable" price points.
Rating: 7 Positives
36 months ago
I hope Amazon makes it cheap. I'd buy it (though it is an Android tablet).
I just can't justify spending $500 right now, since I know I probably won't use it much.
Rating: 6 Positives
36 months ago
More tablets than phones these days.
Rating: 5 Positives
36 months ago
This is a much bigger issue for other android tablet makers than it is for apple. Amazon could dominate the android tablet market because of their content delivery.
Rating: 4 Positives
36 months ago
And the Kindle app for iPhone STILL has a link to go around Apple to buy e-books.
Rating: 4 Positives
36 months ago
What advantages would it have over the iPad, or The Galaxy Tab 10.1? Those are clearly the beasts on the market.
Rating: 4 Positives
36 months ago
Best of luck to Amazon. They already have the minerals (eBooks, App Store and the kindle brand) so I guess this is the logical next step.
Rating: 3 Positives
36 months ago

A slut with a new dress on is still a slut.


mysoginistic and not even much of a contribution to the discussion :(
Rating: 3 Positives

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