- It's a more or less open secret that Amazon is going to launch one or more tablets, potentially competing with Apple's hugely-successful iPad. When asked about it in a recent interview, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos didn't deny it:
- Asked today about the possibility of Amazon launching a multipurpose tablet device, the company's president and CEO Jeff Bezos said to “stay tuned” on the company’s plans. In an interview at Consumer Reports' offices, Bezos also signaled that any such device, should it come, is more likely to supplement than to supplant the Kindle, which he calls Amazon’s “purpose-built e-reading device.”
Boy Genius Reports appears to have got something of a scoop: Amazon is developing not one but two tablets, under the codenames "Coyote" and Hollywood:
- Although Androidandme.com has virtually the same story, with the following note in the comments:
- Are these the same sources that told you all the incorrect info you posted about the dual core Nexus S? http://androidandme.com/2010/11/news/rumor-the-first-nexus-s-was-scrapped-new-dual-core-version-already-in-testing/ …
- This leads to an interesting question: What happens to the Android eco-system if Amazon effectively forks the platform?
- Make no mistake, Amazon has already locked up the Android ecosystem as predicted. I suspect they already sell more ebooks on the platform than anyone else. They almost certainly sell more digital music on the Android platform than anyone else. They are locking up the cloud music streaming business. They are in the process of selling the cream of the Android apps through the Amazon Appstore. Savvy Android device owners have already gotten in the habit of not buying and Android app without buying