Guy plays with Amazon Kindle tablet

Guy plays with Amazon Kindle tabletThe Amazon Kindle tablet remains very much unofficial, but we know it’s coming soonish, right? ‘Cause we’re all big fat know-it-alls in this day and age.

The book giant is remaining tight-lipped for now, but TechCrunch’s MG Siegler – the lucky git – has had a play around with Amazon’s answer to the iPad.

There aren’t any pictures of the device, but Siegler describes it as similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook. Incidentally, it shares a screen size of 7in with RIM’s ailing tablet.

The Amazon Kindle tablet will run Google’s ubiquitous OS, but apparently “it looks nothing like the Android you’re used to seeing.” It’s all blue, dark blue and “a bunch of orange”, with a Cover Flow-style carousel UI.

Of course, there are all the Amazon bells and whistles you'd expect, such as the Kindle app, the Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Instant Video Player, and the Amazon Android Appstore. Google’s junk is very much absent.

Specs? Possibly just single-core for now, Wi-Fi only and with 6GB internal storage. No cameras to speak of; I wonder if that’ll be a deal-breaker for some, but do people genuinely spend a lot of time taking pictures with tablets?

Siegler reckons the Amazon Kindle tablet will go into production soon (if it hasn’t already), and will arrive at the end of November with a price tag of just $250. If it’s a success, a 10in model will follow in Q1 2012. Sah-weet.

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onitallthewaydown  Sep. 6, 2011 at 10:37

what is sah-weet? a budget tablet with no bells and whistles? yeah wow cant wait???


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