Detwiler Fenton & Co. reported today that they "hear that Amazon (AMZN) is prepping a new color Kindle (code named “Hollywood”) capable of streaming video and to be sold with a promotional video service offering.
' The device is expected to incorporate a 10” color screen and have a more robust applications processor than that expected for the smaller color Kindles AMZN is also expected to launch for the holiday season.
It is particularly interesting to note that AMZN is expected to include its movie service for free for an unspecified amount of time to buyers of the device.
This is the same movie service AMZN already offers for free to its Prime customers. We expect pricing will be in the $399 range in order to create enough of a pricing differential between it and the iPad. '
All emphases above is mine. Note that it's something they 'hear' and the pricing is what they "expect" so it's all rumor at this point, but one interesting enough to blog, I felt. The free streaming for early adopters would be for whatever period of time they decide (if the rumor is true).
Updated late evening to include a response I made to a question in the Comments section in case others are interested.
' Here are earlier blog articles on the many stronger rumors circulating on online gadget news sites about a coming Amazon color LCD tablet or family of tablets (by year end).
ONE rumor is about a smaller e-Ink Kindle also, with touch screen some time during the fall (David Carnoy at CNet)
Kindleworld ANDROID TABLET blog articles on the larger rumors:
Monday, May 16, 2011
Amazon tablet family rumors grow, with 'Coyote' and 'Hollywood' code names
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Amazon's Android Tablet(s) later this year - more on the likely display
with samples of the type of screen resolution we might see
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Jeff Bezos talks about possible Tablet and concerns over adKindles
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Is Samsung building an Android tablet for Amazon?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
SMALLER E-INK Kindle [possibility] with touchscreen - per David Carnoy
Friday, November 5, 2010
That Amazon Android Tablet May be a Reality - UPDATE
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