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Amazon Kindle Tablet is Real and Will Cost $250

Amazon Kindle Tablet is Real and Will Cost $250

Posted September 4, 2011 at 7:57am by iClarified · 14755 views
TechCrunch's MG Siegler has been given the opportunity to use the upcoming Kindle tablet for an hour. Although, he was not allowed to take pictures, Siegler describes the upcoming device in detail.

Apparently it looks a lot like the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Again, the device is a 7-inch tablet with a capacitive touch screen. It is multi-touch, but from what I saw, I believe the reports that it relies on a two-finger multi-touch (instead of 10-finger, like the iPad uses) are accurate. This will be the first Kindle with a full-color screen. And yes, it is back-lit. There is no e-ink to be found anywhere on this device.

Earlier this week, reports suggested that a 7-inch Amazon tablet could be released in October, with a larger, 10-inch version to follow next year. That's somewhat accurate. As of right now, Amazon's only definitive plan is to release this 7-inch Kindle tablet and they're targeting the end of November to do that. The version I saw was a DVT (Design Verification Testing) unit. These have started floating around the company. It's ready, they're just tweaking the software now. If it's not in production yet, it will be very soon.

If the 7-inch tablet is a hit, Amazon will release a 10-inch in Q1 2012. The 7-inch Kindle tablet will cost $250. Hit the link below for a much more detailed description.

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Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - September 5, 2011 at 8:29am
Kindle sucks ass just like a kindle tablet! It maybe cheaper but with limited functionality.... HP touchpad is fully functional (albeit a bit shit) despite it's bargain basement price
Lm - September 4, 2011 at 9:04pm
That just shows how Apple are ripping people off how many dumb asses there are buying it. They can sell you shit just by adding 'i' in front of it.
FARP.Thor - September 4, 2011 at 9:41pm
Amazon almost nailed this idea with e-ink, only to realize that an "e" ain't as good as an "i"...
Digihead - September 5, 2011 at 7:40am
Yeah, poor people! Apple ripping them of and they still happy! Why? Because apple selling quality shit not like all other shitmakers! And if you like to use cheap and shitty device or cant afford good one, then its your problem!
Singa - September 4, 2011 at 4:54pm
Got iPad 1 but been so annoyed with the limited web experience that really looking for potential alternatives. Still using my laptop for most surfing since iPad cannot access most of the rich media web. Understand the reasons behind the thinking of anti-flash but to be honest there are so many nice experiences there that could not think about ignoring all that for just sake of battery life and badly designed sites. I hope Amazon Kindle Tablet supports Openscreenproject. I want to be able to choose the content i want to view and what i want to ignore.
Lady gaga's balls
Lady gaga's balls - September 4, 2011 at 5:58pm
The next prick to mention there's no flash on the iPads I will cut their balls off! You obviously don't have an iPad or you're a knob who can't use the app store. There are plenty of apps that enable flash for the iPhone or iPads, arsehole! Also, you can't polish a turd !
WTF - September 4, 2011 at 6:21pm
"Also, you can't polish a turd !" And yet Apple keep trying
Digihead - September 5, 2011 at 7:37am
No this is what amazon and all other "great" tablet makers trying to do!
yiyoprr - September 24, 2011 at 7:30pm
You are wrong... There aren't "plenty" off apps that enable flash for idevices... I only know of one, and it doesn't enable flash it merely does all of the processing for flash based websites on a server, this is a terrible solution and in no way can it be compared to truly having flash on the device. There is no flash on iPads buddy, sorry...
kindof - September 4, 2011 at 3:54pm
I don't why these companies are wasting their time producing a product nobody wants. Didn't they read the national surveys? almost 95% of the population wanted an iPad ? I won't even get it even its $50? wasste of time. You can get a refurbished iPad first Gen for $299. Id rather get that then another tablets..
yiyopr - September 23, 2011 at 10:10pm
Care to offer a link? I HIGHLY doubt a national survey was made in which 95% of the population wanted an ipad. If that figure were real, much more ipads would get sold. You just pulled that percentage out of your ass. By the way, how do you know nobody wants this product if this product doesn't even exist? Before the ipod came out, was there a demand for ipods? I think not. There wasn't even a demand for mp3 players (they were hugely unpopular). In fact, some people fought Steve Jobs was insane when he announced apple was entering the mp3 market. His keynote was not well received. I remember people said ipod meant "I Prefer Ordinary Disks". By your way of thinking apple should have never released the ipod.... Another point against your argument, this thing is half priced compared to apple's current ipad, this opens up a whole new target market. What people don't want is crappy refurbished items... Now I respect your opinion, but to think that the majority of the population shares your view or wants exactly what you want, is absurd. Someone, get this kid off the internet...
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