Man sees, touches and then talks about new Amazon Kindle tablet
Last week we brought you murmurings about an impending Amazon tablet gizmo and now, only a few days later, an ACTUAL MAN has said that he’s seen and touched one. Which must mean it’s really real and will be the must-have tablet gizmo this Christmas.
That man is MG Siegler of TechCrunch and he says the gizmo he’s seen will be called the Amazon Kindle and will be a 7” tablet, running on a special version of Android and out in October. Most interestingly, Amazon will be selling it at $250 which translates as about £150 – way cheaper than the iPad that Amazon will be pitching it against. MG says it’s going to be huge.
Other things he speaks about are the fact that it has a full-colour screen, is backlit and as no e-ink. Oh, and no camera. The OS is a collaboration between Amazon and Android, with no trace of anything Google-flavoured at all. Amazon clearly have big plans for the future.
There’s apparently a 10” version in the offing but that won’t be around until some time next year. Keep watching the skies for more info, leaked pictures, lawsuits from Apple etc etc etc…