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  1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    Sometimes there is a subtle cue, a moment when an individual's poor choice of words hints at future products. Then sometimes those hints take the form of a neon wink, followed by a kick to the balls, and a back flip out of the room on to a tie-dye unicorn.

    Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, pulled the latter.

    Bezos, when asked in an interview by Paul Reynolds of Consumer Reports, if amazon would be putting out a non-kindle tablet device, Bezos said consumers should, "Stay tuned."

    While it is an out of characteristic move for Bezos to make such a bold hang-on-to your seat comment, it does run in line with the rumors surrounding Amazon's wishes to expand the Kindle line of products. In March it was reported that Amazon posted more than five openings for programming jobs, specifically looking for developers with Android experience.

    While it is still unclear what Amazon has up its sleeve, the prospect of seeing a Kindle branded Android tablet seems more and more likely.

    Amazon doesn't share Kindle sales number publicly, which are estimated to be around the 5-8 million units sold since the devices inception. Apple on the other hand flaunts its sales numbers like prized tattoos plastered on the companies forehead, and at over 20 million iPads sold rightfully so. A well equipped, and feature rich Kindle tablet could help Amazon prevent a complete takeover by Apple in the eBook arena. Also, it would allow them to tap magazine publishers and other graphic rich publications that have recently enjoyed a flurry of activity on the iPad.

    Letting apple and other Android tablets have sole control, and access to digital magazines would not be a wise move. Here's to hoping Amazon makes the tablet market more competitive and maybe even shakes things up a bit.

    Source: NY Times
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 2011-05-15 at 03:42 AM.
    2011-05-15 03:18 AM
  2. Rob2G's Avatar
    What is the title of this article? I don't speak mexicanese.
    2011-05-15 03:26 AM
  3. steve-z17's Avatar
    I'd be interested to see what they throw out, the competition will definitely be a good thing.
    2011-05-15 03:27 AM
  4. daffysam22's Avatar
    The first paragraph make so little sense that I stopped reading the article. Anyone able to summarize what happened?
    2011-05-15 03:28 AM
  5. c0dy's Avatar
    lol pig latin ftw
    2011-05-15 03:35 AM
  6. davesnothere11's Avatar
    Competion is definately good for us the consumer.
    2011-05-15 03:38 AM
  7. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    Haha glad someone caught that.
    2011-05-15 03:41 AM
  8. chile7236's Avatar
    Haha glad someone caught that.
    i thought everyone did...
    2011-05-15 03:53 AM
  9. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    i thought everyone did...
    What is the title of this article? I don't speak mexicanese.
    Not everyone.....
    2011-05-15 04:11 AM
  10. Dizi's Avatar
    Why am I reading about Kindle here? Who cares?
    2011-05-15 04:12 AM
  11. xerray's Avatar
    I don't speak latin, what does the title say?
    It Takes One To Know One
    2011-05-15 04:15 AM
  12. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    Why am I reading about Kindle here? Who cares?
    Competition to the iPad and iDevices, spurring innovation in the tablet arena.
    2011-05-15 04:15 AM
  13. I Love Taylor <3's Avatar
    Aha aha ottaga ovela igpa atinla

    Translation:
    Ha ha gotta love pig Latin


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    2011-05-15 04:36 AM
  14. Delerowen's Avatar
    It should say Ablettay, 2 t's instead of one, otherwise it reads as Kindle Table soon!!
    Last edited by Delerowen; 2011-05-15 at 05:14 AM. Reason: correct grammar :/
    2011-05-15 05:12 AM
  15. Rob2G's Avatar
    Not everyone.....
    Itway asway away okejay,

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    Last edited by Rob2G; 2011-05-15 at 05:38 AM.
    [SIGPIC]
    2011-05-15 05:36 AM
  16. Delerowen's Avatar
    It won't let me delete *frownyface*
    2011-05-15 05:46 AM
  17. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Mr. Swanson as I said before, I love
    your humor.

    As for the article I agree with the fella posted earlier. Competition is always good
    2011-05-15 06:01 AM
  18. Jurrassikk's Avatar
    It should say Ablettay, 2 t's instead of one, otherwise it reads as Kindle Table soon!!
    This is correct...
    2011-05-15 06:09 AM
  19. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
    Android is trying to cover way too much ground.

    This is correct...
    It's only a matter of time before they develop a touchsurface table.
    Last edited by TheDirtyDiddler; 2011-05-15 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-05-15 08:00 AM
  20. Notangel74's Avatar
    Rob2G what are u taking about what do you mean with mexicanense u dont understend english or what its u problem
    2011-05-15 08:42 AM
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