Yesterday we were wondering how the expected revealing of the new Amazon tablet would compete in the market that is dominated by the iPad. The device has now been unveiled and the Amazon Kindle Fire will put a spark under the iPad.
The new device has been revealed by the company, and according to ZDNet it will only cost $199 for the seven inch device. There is no camera or 3G compatibility so you will have to make do with Wi-Fi, and the tablet PC will be running Android.
It won’t necessarily be an iPad killer but it looks to be a worthy rival to Apple’s device, and even though it hasn’t got 3G may appeal more to students and those on a budget. The device will be available from November 15th, but it is not known when it will be coming to countries outside the US as it relies heavily on Amazon Prime.
The new tablet PC will have a color screen and weigh only 14.6oz, and will be able to store 17 million songs and magazines, and 100,000 movies. Meanwhile Engadget are reporting that they asked Russ Grandinetti, the Amazon Kindle vice president, if there would be a larger version of the new Amazon tablet. He replied “stay tuned”, and was asked about an international release for the device and gave a similar reply.
It would be nice if Amazon could roll the device out across the world before Christmas, and the pricing for the tablet PC could see it being a major success. Do you think the Amazon tablet is priced at the right level to succeed?
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