Ryan Block at gdgt has word via his sources that the Amazon Kindle Fire—the device that can truly go toe-to-toe with the iPad—isn't the tablet they're putting their faith in. The real new hotness will be the second-gen Fire. And it's coming soon.
Magazine publishers tripped over themselves to get on the iPad, because they thought they could sell you pretty things like this to revive their depressed print business, but then Apple was kind of a dick about it, and even though Apple took it all back, magazine publishers are still totally leery about being…
Well, look at what just fluttered into our mailbox: an invite to an Amazon event next Wednesday. Obviously, we're expecting the Amazon tablet. And probably a newer, cheaper, better Kindle. And yep, we're kind of excited.
The Amazon tablet is real. TechCrunch played with it. We made a mockup. The Internet had a field day. The only thing left for Amazon to do now is prepare, and prepare they have.
According to the New York Post, when Amazon releases its tablet in the next few months, they're not just going to be cost competitive. They're going to be cost kamikaze.
The following post is based on pricing that was seen over the weekend directly through Amazon; the current prices on the site are reflective only of what Amazon's retail partners are charging. There are also reports that Amazon offered the TouchPad as a GoldBox deal, although that hasn't been confirmed at this time.
With Amazon's big man Jeff Bezos himself confirming there's a tablet in the works, we've moved on from hypothesizing over the likelihood of one, and started guessing what's inside. Digitimes reckons suppliers have told them it'll run on a TI processor, and use its movie-streaming service to lure people in from…
Not only is Amazon's Taiwanese-based components manufacturer Quanta Computer rumored to be readying their mysterious tablet for later this year, they're also said to be using touchscreen Fringe Field Switching (FFS) LCD displays from E Ink, the same company that supplies Amazon with their Kindle screens. [Digitimes…
I'm not one to over-specunosticate, but sometimes things are what they are. Like the Amazon tablet.