Report: 10-inch Amazon Tablet Set for Early 2012

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In other words: "yet another manufacturer will try to sell ovepriced hardware (sorry hard to believe in "it costs 300+ to manufacture") made by Foxconn"
 

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The one thing that this tab has going for it, is that it could be much cheaper due to the fact that Amazon might lock it down, so you have to buy Kindle, their music service, movie services, etc. which will make it way cheaper and would benefit people who already use all that stuff.
 

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W'ats! 2012...this ain't good...
Where is the specs? What is the price?
If it is to be launched on 2012...it probably way out of date compared to other tablets and it is perhaps with certain specs...unless, the price is right...
 

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OK prediction time, this will be the Kindle replacement.
Kindles have been reduced and reduced in price and no revision has happened for a while, but they have had an advertising campaign for a while.
They have been shifting old stock.

This will have no huge processing power and will pretty much be a web browser and kindle reader, with a colour screen. It will have minimal storage but will have an SD card slot and will be able to play music and videos.

Best of all, it will be dirt cheap and will support flash.

Prediction over, now lets wait and see.
 

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Oh, no, not again! I don't understand why every day I have to read about yet another company coming out with another garbage tablet device in an already over-saturated tablet market.

If tablets are really here to stay then companies need to actually start innovating and bring new features to the table, not just another useless iteration of the same pile of junk that is already out there.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]OK prediction time, this will be the Kindle replacement.Kindles have been reduced and reduced in price and no revision has happened for a while, but they have had an advertising campaign for a while.They have been shifting old stock.This will have no huge processing power and will pretty much be a web browser and kindle reader, with a colour screen. It will have minimal storage but will have an SD card slot and will be able to play music and videos.Best of all, it will be dirt cheap and will support flash.Prediction over, now lets wait and see.[/citation]

I hope it's not a Kindle replacement. Kindle's may not be tablets, but the screen and the e-ink that the Kindle uses make reading one practically the same as reading a book. As good as the iPad's screen is, it still isn't quite as good.

Perhaps the reason there is no new version is because one isn't needed. A device designed for a single purpose that has capabilities to do a limited number of other things doesn't need a new version very often when it does those things right. The only real improvement a Kindle could use would be an SD slot, however, considering the size of ebooks, the built in memory is quite sufficient.
 
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Hon Hai Precision Industry is a very good company who private labels some of the biggest and best names in the computer business. Regardless of what Amazon has designed, it looks like its going to be very well made.
 

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[citation][nom]wildkitten[/nom] The only real improvement a Kindle could use would be an SD slot, however, considering the size of ebooks, the built in memory is quite sufficient.[/citation]
So colour screen and web browsing are pointless?
Millions would beg to differ.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]So colour screen and web browsing are pointless?Millions would beg to differ.[/citation]

Not for those actually trying to read a book.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]So colour screen and web browsing are pointless?Millions would beg to differ.[/citation]
Considering that the reason the e-ink technology they use works so well and looks so much like a printed page is because it's not a standard LCD technology that can not, at least yet, be replicated with color screens,yes, it would be pointless.

Go look at the an ebook on Kindle and then go to the iPad or another color tablet. You will see a noticeable difference. Yes, putting a color LCD on a Kindle will make it be able to do more things, but sometimes it's nice to have something that does the main thing it's suppose to do, do it very well. The Kindle is fantastic because not only replaces getting a physical book, but makes reading a book on it practically the same as the printed version. Lose the quality of being a great ebook reader for the sake of making it do other things, then it loses the point of it's existance.
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]Not for those actually trying to read a book.[/citation]
How about a double sided tablet, e-ink on the back, colour screen on the front, switch on and off each independantly, that would be cool.

Still, a cheap web browsing tablet would be cool.
 
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