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Amazon Announcing Tablet Plans September 28?

Amazon has announced a press event that will take place in NYC on September 28, prompting every tech site in the land to assume it’s for their upcoming tablet(s).  Is it?  No idea.  We certainly hope so though. Rumors have been all over the board when it comes to the possibility of an Amazon tablet, but some think it could be introduced at hundreds less than any iPad model.

Are we sick of tablets yet or is this the one you have been waiting for?

Via:  All Things D

  • Anonymous

    Nook Color Android-based tablet/eReader from Barnes & Noble has been on the market for over a year and sold millions of units at $250. Gives Flash, apps, videos, color magazines and ebooks with video inserts, and the best anti-glare coated screen on the market. Technology “leader” Amazon is finally catching up with the book store company by copying their device.
    Kindle only supports eBooks in its proprietary AZW format. Nook, on the other hand, supports both DRM-protected and DRM-free ebooks in ePub format thus it supports ebooks from B&N store, from any other DRM-free source on the web, and from public libraries.
    If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read any available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
    Nook Color has several apps that already come with the device (Pandora Internet radio, QuickOffice, etc.) and hundreds of other apps are available for download. Also, you can use the Social Settings screen to link your NOOK Color to your Facebook account and your Twitter account. You can also import all your contacts from your Google Gmail account. Once you have linked to Facebook and Twitter and set up email contacts, you can lend and borrow books, recommend books, and share favorite quotes with your friends. Nook store has over 2 million of paid books and about the same number of free public domain books.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like tablets but if the price is right for this one I may even give it a try

  • James Loiacono

    Im excited about this…but still… im looking for a reason to have a tablet if you have a larger (4.3″ plus) phone… hard to justify it

  • Anonymous

    I really wouldn’t be able to use anything without the Android Market.  I like the official market.  I will never, ever buy anything from Amazon’s App Store and could never use a device that has has completed gutted Android and is cut off from seemingly everything Google.  You read all this stuff about how they treat the developers and then just even looking at the ugly app store itself.. it just feels so sleezy.  I appreciate what they’re trying to do but they have some ways to go.  Times like these are when I feel like Big G needs to step in and just say, “No” when it comes to Android.

    Controversial, I know, and I’m torn.  But I feel dirty every morning when I go to Amazon’s app store just to get their free app of the day, whatever it is.  I have like 150 of them.  I may have used 1 or 2.  I can’t be the only one.

    • Yep. I’m in the UK, and just get the free app of the day. I ain’t get a US credit card, so I can’t buy anything.

  • Anonymous

    Take a look at this Engadget article. I don’t think this is going to be the tablet that we all hope it is.


  • Nate Surber

    The Hollywood is the one I’ve been waiting for.  Maybe it’ll be even cheaper for us Amazon Prime subscribers.

    • There was a rumor that Prime Memberships would be included with purchase of the tablet.

  • I’m hoping to get a small tablet on 11/3 called the Nexus…  4.65 inches of goodness. 

  • Anonymous

    I think people are going to be dissapointed if they think this is going to be a Eee Pad Tranformer, Xoom, iPad competitor.

    I think this is going to be a nook color competitor as an LCD ereader

  • GreenMeansGo

    It will be hundreds cheaper than the i*ad because whenever its connected to wi-fi there will be pop-up ads on your home screen.

  • Mike Mike

    I’m all for a good, reasonably priced tablet

  • shdowman

    I REALLY want to love mine, but, I find that I RARELY use it. It’s a beautiful piece of equipment but I am thinking I will likely get rid of it for lack of use. Most of what I do is on my phone…

    • Anonymous

      which one did you get?   That is one of the reasons I’m picking up the Eee Pad Transformer,   I think I’ll be using more as a netbook than a tablet.

      • shdowman

        Galaxy Tab 10.1

    • Anonymous

      I hear that.  I loved my Wi-fi Xoom since I got it in late March, but I think one of the main reasons I got it is because my OG Droid couldn’t handle any apps and I got sick of deleting some just so I could download others just to find out they don’t work on it.  I loved feeling like I could run anything with the Xoom.  But it didn’t take me long to realize tablets really are just expensive toys.  I still use my laptop all the time at home, and now that I’ve upgraded to a Bionic I just play the apps on there.

    • Anonymous

      I love gaming on tablets, unfortunately I haven’t found many other uses. I still always revert back to my phone.  It’s smaller, easier to lug around, and is faster at this point.

  • Rob Becker

    I will never be sick of tablets.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what Amy Winehouse said….ohh…too soon?

      • It had to be said.

      • Anonymous