Amazon have announced
they're entering the tablet market with a new device - the Kindle Fire:
WE ARE building premium products at non-premium prices,” crowed Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, as he unveiled a raft of new Kindle computing devices on September 28th. Among them was the Kindle Fire, which represents the company’s first foray into the tablet-computing market. Priced at a mere $199, the new device could pose the biggest threat yet to Apple’s iPad, which has dominated the tablet arena since its launch last year.
The device does not offer mobile connectivity, only a Wi-Fi link. Nor does it have a built-in camera or microphone for things such as video-chatting. And its screen is smaller than that of the iPad, though the quality of its graphic display is impressive. Amazon will no doubt roll out new versions in due course that rectify the Fire’s shortcomings and make further improvements to it.
It seems Amazon are going to hit the tablet market pretty hard, so stay tuned for more info. promoted/edited forum item