Amazon’s next Kindle isn’t anything like its predecessors. It will be a tablet with a 7-inch touch screen and would cost $250. Amazon’s current crop of Kindle’s cost $139 and from that price point, new Kindle is steeply priced but that is only expected as it is a tablet with a capacitive touch screen.
As per the leak on TechCrunch, Kindle Tablet has some decent specifications, but nothing to justify its $250 price tag. Here are the specifications we know :
- 7-inch capacitive display
- 1 core 1 GHz processor
- 6 GB Internal memory
- Runs Android 2.2, but Amazon’s modified version and not the kind you can upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich
- No camera
- Micro USB Port
- Amazon app store, Cloud Player, Kindle app and Instant Video
What’s the big deal about this Kindle Tablet?
From what I have read and not seen, this Kindle tablet isn’t much of a big deal. In fact it is a no deal. I would rather buy $139 Kindle with eInk which doesn’t hurt my eyes, instead of buying a Android Tablet which comes with perks I really don’t care about.
Kindle has a perception that it is a gadget for readers. When you take eInk out of it, there isn’t much of a reader angle associated with it. That doesn’t mean, Kindle Tablet will not see any sales. It would. Amazon would make sure that every one who visits their site at least thinks of buying it with their big fat advertising and the strong ecosystem Amazon has already built.
For the rest of us, Amazon Kindle Tablet can be skipped. Amazon’s WiFi+3G Kindle which costs $139 is still a good choice. Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color is an excellent choice and Lenovo’s $199 tablet isn’t a bad choice either.
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