We reported earlier this year that Amazon’s 7″ tablet will cost $250 and arrive in November, with a fully-custom Android OS. Editor Brad McCarty writes, “If there was ever a chance to give a true competitor to the iPad, it is in the hands of Amazon. According to what we’re seeing about Amazon’s upcoming 7-inch tablet, it could be just the thing to do that…It’s said to have only 6 GB of internal memory, leading to the idea that it is intended to be much more of a cloud-based device than one for storing everything locally. Given Amazon’s Kindle service, its cloud-based music locker and app store, all of this makes sense for how the device would operate.”
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Rumor has it, it’s called “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like the grey Kindle e-reader you’ve grown to love. This new tablet will be in full color with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it will run on a full customized version of Android. We’ll be there next week to give you the full scoop.
If the initial run with the 7-inch tablet goes well, Amazon may have a dual-core, 10″ version up its sleeve for the first quarter of next year.
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