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  • Amazon CEO: PSSST! Indlekay Abletay Oonsay!



    Sometimes there is a subtle cue, a moment when an individual's poor choice of words hints at future products. Then sometimes those hints take the form of a neon wink, followed by a kick to the balls, and a back flip out of the room on to a tie-dye unicorn.

    Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, pulled the latter.

    Bezos, when asked in an interview by Paul Reynolds of Consumer Reports, if amazon would be putting out a non-kindle tablet device, Bezos said consumers should, "Stay tuned."

    While it is an out of characteristic move for Bezos to make such a bold hang-on-to your seat comment, it does run in line with the rumors surrounding Amazon's wishes to expand the Kindle line of products. In March it was reported that Amazon posted more than five openings for programming jobs, specifically looking for developers with Android experience.

    While it is still unclear what Amazon has up its sleeve, the prospect of seeing a Kindle branded Android tablet seems more and more likely.

    Amazon doesn't share Kindle sales number publicly, which are estimated to be around the 5-8 million units sold since the devices inception. Apple on the other hand flaunts its sales numbers like prized tattoos plastered on the companies forehead, and at over 20 million iPads sold rightfully so. A well equipped, and feature rich Kindle tablet could help Amazon prevent a complete takeover by Apple in the eBook arena. Also, it would allow them to tap magazine publishers and other graphic rich publications that have recently enjoyed a flurry of activity on the iPad.

    Letting apple and other Android tablets have sole control, and access to digital magazines would not be a wise move. Here's to hoping Amazon makes the tablet market more competitive and maybe even shakes things up a bit.

    Source: NY Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Amazon CEO: PSSST! Indlekay Abletay Oonsay! started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by skiptowncat View Post
      ^^^what language is that?
      Pig Latin.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Android is trying to cover way too much ground.



      It's only a matter of time before they develop a touchsurface table.
      That would be so sweet! I would buy one of those, especially if it was jailbreakable!
    1. Delerowen's Avatar
      Delerowen -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      That would be so sweet! I would buy one of those, especially if it was jailbreakable!
      They already made it I believe. If I remember correctly there was a table made where you could plug in your iPod or iPhone and it would project it on the table and you can use it that way. It may have been a project that never saw the light, but it was featured on MMi.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      What is the title of this article? I don't speak mexicanese.
      Its pig latin, It says Kindle Tablet Soon
    1. Delerowen's Avatar
      Delerowen -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Its pig latin, It says Kindle Tablet Soon
      It actually says Kindle Table Soon
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      I like how you can tell who read the whole thread before replying and who didn't by the people who are still responding to the mexicanese post. 10 bucks says it happens throughout the rest of this threads lifetime.
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      ndroidaa abletsa ucksa allsba

      translation: android tablets suck balls

      I HATE reading books on my iPad. The glare is effin redicululous! The kindle is amazing at what it does and unless amazon could pull off the crazy monotone noglare matte LCD the changes between e-ink style no glare and stand LCD that some random small company showed off on a computer that I saw once on engadget then amazon needs to get the head on straight and stick to android and iOS book sales through their app and device sales through a device that actually mimics a book and not a headache.
    1. stldirty's Avatar
      stldirty -
      yea i'll keep a look out for the new kindle table -___-