Amazon Kindle Tablet Is Real, Will Launch In November!

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The race for the best bet in the tablet markets isn’t over. It has just started. With several big brand vendors claiming their spots in the market, more and more tablet PCs are emerging everyday.

Amazon too is in the league. We know we have said it before, but the latest report adds a pillar of strength to earlier speculations and reports that dubiously claimed that an Amazon tablet PC was coming this year.

Well, the reports are seemingly very true. Although the Amazon tablet hasn’t been announced officially nor any details disclosed, TechCrunch’s MG Siegler claims to have seen the as-yet-unannounced Amazon Kindle color tablet PC. He even admits using it.

The device, as you would expect, is a color variant of Amazon Kindle, albeit with a lot of mettle under the hood. Firstly, according to the report, the Amazon Kindle tablet features a 7-inch capacitive touch display with two-finger multi-touch support.

Secondly, the form factor is more or less similar to BlackBerry PlayBook. It has a rubberized back and does not have any physical buttons on the face. There’s certainly a power button and a micro-USB port inscribed on the edges.

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The Kindle color tablet has a black color casing, smooth bezel, and a Kindle-oriented version of Android OS. The tablet will not be sporting Google Android Market interface. Rather, Amazon’s tailored apps will find their way to the device via Amazon’s dedicated Android apps store (presumably).

In terms of storage, Amazon will be preferring cloud-based storage solutions for users. However, around 6GB of local storage will be at user’s disposal for saving media or ebooks, etc. The device does not have a camera. Yes, you read it right.

It will most likely running on a single-core 1GHz processor flanked by ample amount of RAM storage. The most interesting feature of the tablet will however be system-wide integration of Amazon’s plethora of services.

The Amazon Kindle Color tablet is said to priced at $250 which is very much inline with Kindle, and half the price of some of the most popular tablet PCs in the market. However, those tablets may come with a camera and some extra processing power.

Nevertheless, Amazon Kindle tablet PC, if and when released, will be an enormous success considering Amazon’s strength in the online arena and plenty of means at its disposal for marketing the tablet as well as offering services to its customers.

To sweeten the affair, Amazon will also be offering a free annual subscription of Amazon Prime to consumers. The subscription otherwise costs $79 a year. This brings down the cost of the device to somewhere around $170 – which is an irresistible deal unless you already got your hands on the $99 HP TouchPad.

Oh yes, this rules out the rumors that Amazon’s Kindle Color will be a quad-core tablet PC. Sad to note, but we are pleasantly hoping that at least these details won’t be confined in fantasies.

It is worth noting that the credibility of the details discussed in this report haven’t been endorsed by Amazon officially. However, cited sources are more or less a testimonial that the tablet is infact real, and perhaps, coming soon. In simple terms, it is believed that November is datelined for Amazon Kindle Color launch.

We will keep you posted as more details surface. Stay tuned!

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2 Comments on This Article

  1. By: apple on September 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Nook Color Android-based tablet/eReader from Barnes & Noble has been on the market for over a year and sold millions of units at $250. Gives Flash, apps, videos, color magazines and ebooks with video inserts, and the best anti-glare coated screen on the market. Technology "leader" Amazon is finally catching up with the book store company by copying their device.
    Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format. Nook, on the other hand, supports both DRM-protected and DRM-free ebooks in ePub format thus it supports ebooks from B&N store, from any other DRM-free source on the web, and from public libraries.

  2. By: Michael Christopher on December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I wanted to like this kindle tablet but i've had my Ipad for too long now to care. Even most of the Hoboken Moms that I train feel the same way. They're just too attached to their Ipads to care at this point. Good article none the less.