Amazon Tablet Predictions: What It Will and Won't Be

By Sean Udall  SEP 28, 2011 10:20 AM

Amazon's tablet will be the next Kindle, only in color. But it's not going to replace the original Kindle. Here, more on what it will and won't be.


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There seems to be a lot of conjecture about the forthcoming Amazon (AMZN) Tablet -- what I've called the next Kindle or Kindle Color, though the name is less important than other factors. Here's what I think the product will be and won't be.

First, there are some people who have had there hands on an early version, and while these beta versions may not have contained the full functionality, it's likely they were nearly fully formed.

What Amazon's Tablet Is:

What Amazon's Tablet Is Not:

So, in an hour or so we will see how many of these predictions will be correct. And in weeks to months we will see if this product is going to be the winner I think it is, as well as see if it ends up posing a material threat to the higher end Android tablets or iPads (which again, I disagree with). I think this product will fit into or nearly create another product category. Most likely this extends the interest in small form factor connected computing and supports my AAAOC thesis.

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