Low-price Amazon tablet coming by Christmas?
Industry analysts are suggesting that if Amazon can produce a sub-$300 (£185) tablet and launch it ahead of Christmas, it’ll blow the whole tablet scene to smithereens. Amazon could well be content to sell the hardware at a loss, banking instead on making their dough from money raked in from the Kindle store and MP3 downloads.
Amazon will almost certainly run Android on their tablets, and have been preparing an ‘app market’ for the OS. Analyst Sarah Rotman of Forrester believes that, “A year from now, Amazon will be synonymous with Android on tablets, a strong second to Apple's iPad.”
It’s interesting stuff – would a cheap Amazon tablet lead to a reduction in the price of iPads? Can Amazon muscle in on Apple’s action? Bakewell Tarts or Viennese Whirls? You decide.