Amazon to aim for clouds with Android challenger to iPad

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  1. savydog
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    AMAZON plans to introduce a tablet computer before October, said people familiar with the matter, in a move that will heighten the online retailer's rivalry with Apple.

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    About time......not only to challenge Nook Color...but to go after Apple.....love it :)
    More choices benefits the consumer..... :)

    "The online retailer isn't designing the device itself, but is outsourcing production to an Asian manufacturer, these people said."

    Presumably not Samsung...since they have the Galaxy Tab...although who knows...since Amazon's tablet will be 9",,,,,and not the 10 or 7" android tablets already out there...
     
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    I might put it on my to buy list, not that I need one.
     
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    What is anyone's incentive to buy a tablet from Amazon vs. all the other ones out there?
     
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    maybe it could be locked in some way so you could only put things purchased from Amazon on it :)
     
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    Free shipping if they price the tablet higher than $25. :)

    I'm looking forward to the selection of tablets that should be on the market around Black Friday.
     
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    Designing and producing are two different things. Apple designs every detail of their iOS devices and outsourced the production. Samsung presumably does both in-house (except for the OS, of course). So while it was pretty obvious that Amazon wasn't going to become an electronics manufacturer to build the tablet, the real question is how much they are involved in the design. I can't imagine that their process involved going to the assorted Asian OEMs and look at their OEM designs, then just slap their logo onto the one they like best.
     
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    3% back with Chase Amazon VISA?
     
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