More rumors on Amazon.com tablets emerge

Amazon.com's head Jeff Bezos may be hinting strongly that the company behind the Kindle may be releasing a tablet product later this year. There's no official word from Amazon.com that this this is actually happening, but that isn't stopping the rumor mill from generating info about what will be inside the tablet, or as the case may be, tablets.

According Boy Genius Report, via unnamed sources, that says that Amazon.com will actually be releasing two tablet products sometime before the end of the year. Both will use Google Android as its operating system, according to the reports. The sources also say that the entry level tablet is code named Coyote, which will have Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual core processor inside. However, a larger and more expensive Amazon tablet is in the works as well. According to the report, its code name is Hollywood and it will have the so far unreleased Nvidia T30 (or Kal-El) processor. That chip will be quad-core based and is supposed to be 500 percent faster than the current Tegra 2 processor. The story did not have info on the tablets' screen sizes nor any word on pricing.

Of course, Amazon.com has had a huge success with its Kindle e-Reader, proving that even in the age of tablets there are some people who still want a separate reading device. The big question: What will Amazon.com's tablets, which Bezos has all but admitted the company is indeed working on, have that will break them away from the growing tablet pack?

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I wonder if the "Unknown Sources" checkbox will still be available on these Amazon tablets. I would hope so, since this is the feature that Amazon has been taking advantage of to get their market on existing Android devices.

I would not buy a phone or tablet that tries to lock me in to one market.

episode said,
500 percent faster? Come on.

Yes Nvidia are amazing.
Kal-el is Superman's Krypton name. imagine what happens when that kryptonian SoC powers up under our yellow sun!

dotf said,

Yes Nvidia are amazing.
Kal-el is Superman's Krypton name. imagine what happens when that kryptonian SoC powers up under our yellow sun!

Cool

Amazon Android devices could actually be pretty significant. Kindle, Cloud Player, Appstore... Everything you need, Amazon offer and perhaps most crucially, they can offer it by default. Think Kindle when purchase off Amazon - it's already setup to your account when you receive it.

So long as Amazon and Google don't get distracted fighting each other over App stores.

Not interested at all in a single branded amazon device. I would much rather see an open platform with multiple hardware vendors aligning with the amazon marketplace.

blahism said,
Not interested at all in a single branded amazon device. I would much rather see an open platform with multiple hardware vendors aligning with the amazon marketplace.

Well, it will run Android on Amazon hardware, like all the other vendors around. The difference is that you'll probably have access to Amazon's Android store by default and will probably have discounts available there.

It will be interesting to see what Amazon can come up with. Hopefully any remaining Honeycomb bugs will be thrashed out by then.

greenwizard88 said,
and how Barnes and Noble responds. Their new e-reader tablet comes out on the 23rd?

May 24th and it's not certain if it's an e-reader. Could be just strictly a tablet. I'm guessing a 10-inch e-reader with the Nook Market.