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Amazon's Tablets Might Do Well

In just the last few weeks we were excitedly talking about the Windows 8 tablet prototypes that were given away at Build, which aren't even slated to be available before mid-2012 (if that). To put a damper on our excitement is Amazon, which will have its tablets out before the 2011 holiday shopping season. Its devices sport the Android OS, and they're considerably less expensive than competing tablets from Apple or Samsung. But from what I've seen on the specs, Amazon's tablets aren't really meant for serious enterprise business like an iPad or Galaxy. Instead, they're aimed at consumers consuming mainly cloud-based content, such as music, movies, books and Angry Birds. At $79 for the basic model, I may buy two or three as holiday gifts for friends.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 09/29/2011 at 11:59 AM

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Fri, Sep 30, 2011 Headshots Los Angeles

Amazon is doing it right. They are not going head to head with the iPad. They're device is different. It's cheaper with a different plan for use. It's more of a content player and view. Amazon is the content provider so they will make money that way. All the Andoid tablets that cost the same as the iPad and do the same thing as the iPad don't stand a chance. the blackberry playbook will be dead before thanksgiving.

Fri, Sep 30, 2011

I don't think the iPad is meant for serious enterprise business.

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