According to TechCrunch the iPad could have a really serious competitor on its hands in the form of a Amazon Kindle Tablet complete with a customised version of Android and half the price of the iPad. TechCrunch say they have had hands on with the tablet and its a fully customised version of Android with a have a 7 inch capacitive touch screen (2 finger multi-touch) and single core processor. At $250 and Amazon’s marketing we could see a real competitor to the iPad, Amazon have the the infrastructure in place to be able to deliver a great customer experience.

I certainly think Amazon will stick with the Kindle unlike some other tablet manufactures who have no staying power!


“The interface is all Amazon and Kindle. It’s black, dark blue, and a bunch of orange. The main screen is a carousel that looks like Cover Flow in iTunes which displays all the content you have on the device. This includes books, apps, movies, etc. Below the main carousel is a dock to pin your favorite items in one easy-to-access place. When you turn the device horizontally, the dock disappears below the fold.

Above the dock is the status bar (time, battery, etc) and this doubles as a notification tray. When apps have updates, or when new subscriptions are ready for you to view, they appear here. The top bar shows “YOUR NAME’s Kindle” and then the number of notifications you have in bright orange. It looks quite nice.”


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