Yeah, so the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. It's great, isn't it? Following the live blog of the unveiling over in New York certainly got us all excited about the slate and it's super-affordable price.
But others are telling a different story – that this version of the Amatab is actually a stop-gap effort rushed out the door in time for the holiday season, and those with cool heads would be better waiting a few months for the real deal to show its face.
By “others” we mean Gdgt, a site about... well, you can probably guess. It claims the Kindle Fire revealed yesterday was slapped together based on the RIM PlayBook (a bad idea if ever we heard one), and was actually intended to launch earlier in this year, only to be hit by delays.
According to the original plan, the version announced yesterday would get Amazon in the game, while the follow up, pencilled in for Q1 of 2012, would be the real heavy hitter.
It's certainly a theory we've heard a few places before, with talk specifically that the 2012 model will feature an iPad-slapping quad-core processor (well, iPad 2-slapping, anyway).
So you should give version one a skip and hold out for a few months till the second Amazon tablet arrives, right? Well, maybe. As Gdgt itself is decent enough to point out, there's no guarantee that the second one will launch on time either.
And with only a single precedent to go on so far, we know which way we'd put our money.