Bajarin expands on and verifies (to the extent he can without naming his sources) details in the Amazon Tablet Family story from May 16.
Bajarin writes (emphases mine):
' My sources in Taipei say that the actual product is set to debut in time for the holidays and that the device will use a display similar to the one in the Nook and the Galaxy Tab.
They also tell me that the original RFQ wanted a screen that could switch between an easy-to-read black and white E Ink-like display and a color LCD, but that this type of screen, which is already in the works by at least two vendors, will not be ready for the market until at least 2012 or early 2013.
So Amazon was forced to use a 10-inch screen that was available now, which is LCD-based. It will also reportedly have a 7-inch model. And I am hearing it will sport a new version of Nvidia's Tegra quad-core chip and will be using Android as its OS. '
It's a long article. On the 2nd page is this, re pricing:
' Owning these services and tying them to a solid tablet would be a brilliant move by Amazon, and this is why it's a no brainer for Amazon to add tablet hardware to its already successful Kindle ebook reader line of products.There's much more at the article.
And if my sources are correct, it could price the 7-inch version around $349 and the 10-inch model around $449, which would be one of the more aggressive tablets on the market. '
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