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Amazon's Android Tablet Expected This Fall 109

According to the New York Post — among many others — Amazon is expected to launch its long-anticipated color tablet in late September or October, and the device is slated to sell for 'hundreds less' than the iPad, which implies a price of $300 or less. MSNBC says much the same, but adds some (their words) "generic looking mockups" to illustrate. I expect millions of Kindle owners will happily skip the added weight and shorter battery life of a full-fledged tablet, but it's good to have options.
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Amazon's Android Tablet Expected This Fall

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  • Re:What about... (Score:3, Informative)

    by David_Hart ( 1184661 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @10:54AM (#37227524)

    Yes, Apple's strength is both the design and the supply chain. The design is being copied, as we knew it would. However, supply chain is also Amazon's forte. The other thing that Apple has going for it is iTunes store, which provides content updates and keeps the iPad, iPod, and iPhone relevant. In order for amazon to succeed it needs to replicate this integation.

    Amazon is one of the few companies that has the necessary infrastructure and resources to succeed. Will they? Only time will tell... But I wouldn't be so quick to write them off...


  • by subreality ( 157447 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @10:59AM (#37227550)

    The Kindle goes for weeks without being careful about battery life. One of the cool things about e-ink is that the image persists passively, so when you turn the page, it just powers up for a moment to flip then goes back to sleep.

  • by squiggleslash ( 241428 ) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @12:26PM (#37228044) Homepage Journal

    Depends on whether 3G/Wifi is on or not. It usually lasts about two weeks with moderate use if wireless is on. If wireless is off, well, in my experience the battery life is measured in months.

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