09-26-2011, 04:37 PM
I agree with you Stormin.
I think a lot of Amazon’s hope is more to take away from Barns and Noble more than it is from the iPad.
They have a direct competitor that has a tablet/reader. That will be their focus for quite awhile. So many article writers will say iPad killer, when the companies themselves are focused on a completely different business model.
That is not to say though, that at some point Amazon will try to take a few Apple customers away. But I think Amazon REALLY wants B&N’s customer base.
And since we won’t really know what Amazon is making until this Wednesday, it is all hypothetical.
For me, I wouldn’t mind seeing another device that has it’s own marketplace, apps ported for it’s own device, and streaming media (Prime for 79.00 a year)…but I am not sure about the 7” model….
No android maker has been able to tie in all the features that Apple has. Maybe Amazon will have more success, maybe not. Kindle people tend to only want kindle. Apple people only want Apple. Amazon will have to try to win over other Android users, although android on the Amazon tablet will probably look quite a bit different than other android tablets.