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Amazon Plans iPad Competitor (and 2 New Kindles) 145

Posted by timothy
from the they'd-have-me-at-daylight-readable dept.
destinyland writes "Some time in the next 10 weeks, Amazon will release a new Android tablet device, which will compete directly with Apple's iPad, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon hopes to leverage the digital content they've already made available online — digital video, music, and ebooks, as well as their new app store for Android devices. The device will ship without a built-in camera, prompting one tablet watcher to report that 'it feels like Amazon is trying to strip it down and bring it in at the lowest cost possible.' Amazon will also release two new versions of the Kindle — one with a touch screen, and one at a lower price." Now if only they'd make it a proper e-reader by including a Pixel Qi (or similar) daylight-readable screen, I'd be sold.
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Amazon Plans iPad Competitor (and 2 New Kindles)

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  • huh? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Ralph Spoilsport (673134) on Thursday July 14, 2011 @05:05PM (#36768360) Journal
    Now if only they'd make it a proper e-reader by including a Pixel Qi (or similar) daylight-readable screen, I'd be sold.

    Huh? Make what a proper ereader? The Kindle? The kindle eInk is easily readable in broad daylight. It's useless in the dark.Or are you talking about the tablet? Your syntax is unclear. Please rephrase.

  • by geekoid (135745) <dadinportland@@@yahoo...com> on Thursday July 14, 2011 @05:11PM (#36768432) Homepage Journal

    No ti didn't. I mean is was out, but no one wanted a tablet' until the iPad. well, the VAST majority of people.

    They are not really comparable. one is a device designed for a specific task, the other is a multipurpose portable computer.

  • by Moridineas (213502) on Thursday July 14, 2011 @05:12PM (#36768444) Journal

    What about the Newton? What about those brick thick tablets in the 90s/early 2000s that you could draw on?

    I have a Kindle and an iPad. I read books on both. The Kindle experience is, imho, far better. The Kindle is great, but the Kindle is not a general purpose tablet. The iPad is. It's absolutely fair to say that the iPad started the current tablet craze.

  • by jojoba_oil (1071932) on Thursday July 14, 2011 @05:32PM (#36768684)

    No ti didn't. I mean is was out, but no one wanted a tablet' until the iPad. well, the VAST majority of people.

    They are not really comparable. one is a device designed for a specific task, the other is a multipurpose portable computer.

    I have trouble calling the iPad a computer. Can you save files on its harddrive? Not directly. Can you word process on it? Not really. Can you edit pictures on it? Not very effectively. Can you program/create things on it? Not that I've ever seen.

    Can you explain to me how it's a portable computer instead of an oversized phone? When would I need an iPad that I wouldn't be able to use a netbook?

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