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peter

September 23rd 2011 1:12 pm

Looks like Amazon is announcing its tablet next week, any predictions?

Besides what's already been revealed on TechCrunch and elsewhere, of course. One of my guesses is that they'll offer really crazy daily deals that you'll only be able to buy through the tablet.
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torybriggs

My guess is that it will be a 7" tablet under $250. Amazon will downplay the specs of the device and instead focus on the awesome integration it will have to Amazon's products. I assume those that have an Amazon Prime account will get free TV/Movie streaming and there will be a great Kindle app that will mirror the look and feel of their HTML5 app. It will also have a re-imagined version of the app store currently available on Android devices.

They will offer exclusive deals and access to new products. It will be marketed as being the best way to access everything Amazon offers.
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thenns

i'll buy one if it costs 200, which i could see happening
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Avi

The TechCrunch rumors seem credible. One thing I am almost certain of that we haven't heard yet is that it will be festooned with ads (for daily deals as you suggest, or for anything else). The kindle with ads experiment has worked out better than amazon thought it would. eReaders - and whatever else this will be, it's going to be an eReader - are extremely price sensitive. It makes sense, in a way - an eReader is a vending machine. Why pay more for the vending machine when you're just going to have to pay for the candy?

I'll be at the press conference; should be interesting one way or the other.
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Lorenz67

Mid range specs, loads of Amazon services, smoother operation than current Android tablets and priced to move, I'll say 199.99.
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rcornwell

I'm currently an Amazon Prime customer. If the tablet includes Amazon Prime in the price and is less than $250, I will seriously consider buying one.
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Ktulu1

I predict I'll be buying one.
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gRagib

This prediction is going to be way off: flexible/foldable displays.

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beingboston

webOS licensed hardware! #pipedream
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alexwilks88

I'm really hoping they unveil a new Kindle e-reader alongside the tablet. I've got an iPad but would love a lighter, easier way to read my books sometimes...but also want a newer device than my girlfriend.
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BJanis

I think if it feels just like a store that enables you to buy more stuff off of Amazon, it would be a problem. People want a tablet that allows for multitasking. It would be smart for Amazon not to advertise it's coupon programs and such as a primary reason for buying this tablet.
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ssjsid

Under $200 and availability in India at the same price. God knows we need cheaper tablets, everything worth buying is upwards of $600! #hopeagainsthope
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sboldog

I agree with Lorenz. I think Amazon's counting on deep integration into their services, app store, etc. to drive media and other sales. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Hulu become a big feature of the tablet in the near future.
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bryansays

I think the price will be closer to $299 and I'm hoping Amazon Prime is bundled with that price.
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internalogic

I think a product offer combined with Amazon Prime is an interesting opportunity. However, as a current Prime subscriber, I would be more interested in a special offer on a tablet than on a tablet with special offers...
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uday1489

I will be getting one of these for sure if it is 200 dollars. If the amazon tablet could give battery life like the kindle, it will be a killer for its price. Amazon might have scaled the price to this extent to reach out to everyone. Its a good strategy, because they will in the end get more customers on their already huge app store and other online store.

Let us not forget Mr.t'OUCH PAD'. He will be on sale in october. Team touchdroid and cyanogen mods work on portin android to this beauty is compelling enough to buy one.
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lirand

Who needs predictions? :) We know what's coming:
techcrunch.com­/2011­/09­/02­/amazon­-kindle­-tablet/
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DanNugent

I think it will be a $300.00 Android tablet that more resembles the Kindle then an Android tablet.
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jonv

I predict that the first device will be more expensive and less features than expected/wanted but amazon will quickly release an improved v2 model like they did with the kindle.
Will get one if the price point is cheap enough. Will be a useful device to have around the house for the family to use without them having to use my precious iPad!
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roberto

I predict it will sell like hotcakes this holiday season and that it will become the first Android-based tablet to truly compete with the iPad.
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tariqi

Has their been any mention of if it will come with 3G standard? If they're trying to keep the cost down, my guess is a tiered pricing system. Wi-Fi only for $250, and a 3G model for $300-350.
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usercf49d9f498d

I'm going to predict they run out of product in the first week.
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icu

I predict a 7" $199 Kindle Fire tablet which comes with a 30 day trial of Amazon Prime.
Loss leader in the hopes of hooking in prime members. Also I predict a $79 new Kindle. Thanks Bloomberg
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