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Semi-official Amazon tablet rumors/thoughts thread

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by A.Nonymous, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. A.Nonymous

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    Saw a mini-discussion pop up in another thread that was completely OT so I thought I'd start a thread. It's pretty much confirmed that Amazon will be releasing a tablet of some kind sometime in the next few months. Specs are all rumored.

    Rumors

    - Will run Android
    - Might have two models - a dual core and a quad core
    - Will not have a camera front or rear
    - Will not be "blessed" by Google so won't have the Market and Google apps on it
    - Might be subsidized by Amazon so might be significantly cheaper than the $399+ that most tablets are running
    - Might replace the Kindle completely or it might not

    Thoughts on any or all of these rumors? Did I miss any of them? I would love if Amazon put out a subsidized dual core tablet in the $200-$250 price range. I think it could potentially spark a big price war in the tablet market heading into the holiday system.
     

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  2. KyleB

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    Glad you started the thread.
    I'm really excited about this device...many are calling it the first true IPAD competitor, especially given Amazon's ecosystem and the content they have.

    Also rumoured:
    -Free streaming video content for awhile
    -Easy back-up of files with their own cloud product.
    -Depending on the source, rumoured August/October release.
    -I read something about the screen possibly being a special enhanced screen for reading in daylight.

    Sweet gift to me for the holiday season when I buy it!
     

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