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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Very real disappointment
by roblearns on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 22:58 UTC
roblearns
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2010-09-13

Android 2.1 makes it a non-starter.

They may have dressed up this pig enough that it can compete with the B&N Color Nook - but its not interesting to develop for, and I have no plans.

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RE: Very real disappointment
by Delgarde on Sun 4th Sep 2011 22:53 in reply to "Very real disappointment"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Android 2.1 makes it a non-starter.

They may have dressed up this pig enough that it can compete with the B&N Color Nook - but its not interesting to develop for, and I have no plans.


Yeah, it's probably better regarded as a fancier version of the existing Kindle - from the sound of it, their Android implementation is so modified as to have little in common with regular Android devices.

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