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Amazon working on a 'family' of Android devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 May 2011 15:04 User comments (1)

Amazon working on a 'family' of Android devices If it proves to be accurate, AandMe is reporting today that Amazon is working on a full family of Android devices for the holidays, including a smartphone, a 6-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
The site says the rumor comes from an "industry insider with direct knowledge of the project. The information was shared with me in a recent face-to-face meeting and I believe the source to be trustworthy."

There are little other details because the rumors are unconfirmed, but the editor believes that Amazon may even consider a set-top box with Google TV, alongside the other devices.

In terms of pricing, speculation is the 6-inch tablet will match Barnes & Noble's $250 Nook Color, while the larger tablet will sell for $400 and the phone for $200 with contract.

Amazon could even undercut those prices by a decent amount by subsidizing the devices with ads (like the Kindle) or taking a short-term loss on the hardware in an effort to sell more apps, music, movies and especially, books.

Verizon and AT&T will likely be the carriers behind 4G connectivity, given their sheer size.

For display, it is rumored the company will use a Pixel Qi, which offers extremely low power consumption and great readability in direct sunlight.

Processor is also under speculation, but the editor believes a TXN dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4 is likely.

The devices will all ship with either Android 3.x Honeycomb or Android 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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113.5.2011 17:15

Amazon has yet to disappoint me. I always check their prices and usually they are very competitive with everyone. I also love their Prime service. I look forward to seeing their Android devices.

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