Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kndle News: Wall St. Journal on an advertising-supported lower-cost Amazon tablet

Wall Street Journal mentions an "advertising-supported tablet"
The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger reports that Amazon will ratchet up "pricing pressure in the gadget wars" with "an advertising-supported tablet that will be priced lower than similar models, according to people involved in the discussions."

  Any exact pricing info isn't available until the press conference Sept. 6, of course.

Bensinger added two pieces of information:
' The new tablet would display an ad after the user "wakes" the gadget, said one person briefed on the matter.

Additionally, Amazon is testing its own smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone and could release it as soon as the end of this year, officials at Amazon's parts providers who declined to be named said in July. '

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