Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 22:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I've seen it. Played with it. It's called simply the 'Amazon Kindle'. But it's not like any Kindle you've seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android." Okay, it's from Siegler, but it's interesting, and there's no Google bashing or blind Apple adoration at all. This could definitely be the Android tablet to compete with the iPad. So, Amazon, how about a Dutch online store? And, you know, a site which doesn't suck? Thanks!
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Hmm no pictures
by crimperman on Mon 5th Sep 2011 14:25 UTC
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No pictures at all makes this very suspicious but to be honest I think any discussion about a 7" Android tablet cannot exist without mentioning the AndyPad ( http://www.andypad.co.uk <-- note NOT .com).

Aside from that and taking the claims as read I think Amazon has messed up here. They don't have a brand as a content supplier. That's perhaps apart from books but even then it's not as big as it could be. I just don't see there being a huge amount of fuss over this thing when/if it launches. If anything it could damage the Kindle brand because the colour screen will drain the battery. As somebody else said what this needs is a dual e-ink/LCD screen and the Pixel Qi would seem to be a good fit for that.

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