New Amazon Kindle Tablet Details

Finally, some definite Kindle reviews about the new tablet from Amazon coming out soon!

Techcrunch has brought us some real information on the new Amazon Kindle Tablet and actually got their hands on one to try. Here’s the scoop on what is coming -

Android…Plus More

The new Kindle Tablet will be running Android, but it will not have the type of Android that you may be used to using if you have the Android operating system on your phone or Tablet. The system has been fully redesigned by Amazon and will look completely different than what you are accustomed to. It will be a very unique experience overall.

Being an Android device, you will have access  to the Amazon App Store (which was our first hint that Amazon planned to break into the tablet market), but apparently not the main Android app store. I think that not having the main Android app market could be a mistake, but time will tell.

Some Specs

The initial device will be 7 inches. The original plan was to have a 7 and a 10 inch version, but for now, the company plans to roll out just the 7 inch version and put the 10 inch tablet out there if they think it will do well, probably some time in early 2012.

Interestingly enough, this device will not have an e-ink screen on it. I have to say, I love the e-ink screen, so this makes me a little concerned, but I am certainly willing to give it a try.

Pricing

The new Amazon Kindle Tablet will cost $250 initially, not bad when compared to other tablets out there. In addition, it appears that owners of the device will get a free subscription to Amazon Prime, which right now cost $79. This is a great idea and a great benefit for folks like myself who use Amazon Prime and buy a lot of items on the site.

Amazon Kindle Tablet Not Replacing Current Ereader

For those of you who love your regular Kindle, not to worry! Your ereader is not going away and may in fact be reduced in price again. It is possible that the DX could be phased out.

As we had reported before, the company plans to roll out the new Kindle tablet sometime in November in order to beat the holiday shopping season, and I think they are going to see a huge rush to buy this unit.

I do have some worries, though – now will it really compare to the current version when it comes to the screen? that’s my big question. I guess we will see in a few weeks when the Amazon Kindle tablet finally makes it’s debut!

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  • Anton

    I assume it’s color?