No, these aren’t just baseless rumors — it looks like TechCrunch has actually managed to come up with some legitimate leaked information about Amazon’s elusive soon-to-be-released tablet.
Called the “Amazon Kindle”, this tablet features a 7-inch, full color display on its capacitive touch screen. Unlike previous Kindle devices, Amazon’s tablet is fully back-lit, and does not use e-ink technology.
Amazon will apparently be releasing two tablets, which we already heard through the rumor mill. Their 7-inch tablet will be released sometime this year, and the 10-inch tablet will be released next year.
Also leaked was the pricing information for the 7-inch tablet — apparently, it will only cost you $250. And, it runs Android. This pricing point will put it directly in competition with the full-color Nook by Barnes & Noble.
Nook Color Android-based tablet/eReader from Barnes & Noble has been on the market for over a year and sold millions of units at $250. Gives Flash, apps, videos, color magazines and ebooks with video inserts, and the best anti-glare coated screen on the market. Technology “leader” Amazon is finally catching up with the book store company by copying their device.
Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format. Nook, on the other hand, supports both DRM-protected and DRM-free ebooks in ePub format thus it supports ebooks from B&N store, from any other DRM-free source on the web, and from public libraries.
If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you�re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) and hundreds of other apps are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends.
“Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format” – wrong.
You can upload and enjoy any mobi file.
Do agree with the rest – don’t see anything special about amazon tablet.