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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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