Amazon is all set to launch its oft-rumored Android tablet as well as two new versions of its popular e-book reader, Kindle, according to a WSJ report. The tablet, which is likely to sport a 9-inch display and won’t have a camera, will be launched before October. One of the two improved versions of the Kindle will sport a touchscreen but both models will continue to use e-ink displays. Also Read - Uber launches robot-assisted food delivery service in two US cities
It makes sense for Amazon to launch a tablet as it already operates an Android app store and has one of the largest collections of e-books and music. Things could get interesting if Amazon could replicate the Kindle 3G model, where users get free 3G access globally, though that might mean paying a buck or two extra for international users. Amazon also has one of the best distribution networks and it could turn the tablet market on its head if it can price the tablet substantially cheaper than the iPad and other Android tablets. Also Read - Infinix Note 12 VIP with 120W charging unveiled, Note 12 (G96) tags along
My only words of advice – launch it before the iPad 3/iPad HD and don’t lock Google’s Android suite just because it is competition.