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    Re: Amazon Tablet

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    The new web pages show a bigger search bar and less clutter to better highlight music, e-books, digital games and applications from the Amazon Appstore using Google's Android operating system, the blog said.Amazon started rolling out the new design in the last days of August, spokeswoman Sally Fouts said in an email on Sunday.
    "We are continuing to roll out the new design to additional customers, but I can't speculate on when the new design will be live for everyone," Fouts wrote.
    Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is introducing the new site and tablet device as the company goes beyond its roots selling through personal computers to reaching customers via the kind of mobile connections they increasingly use.


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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Depending on specs, this amazon tablet looks like a dud. Pre-froyo fork of android, none of the google apps, no android market (amazon's market sucks comparatively), etc. If it has good specs it might be worth it to buy when someone gets honeycomb on it, but otherwise no interest when i can spend $100 more and get a honeycomb tablet.



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Smsung Galaxy will have honeycomb or gingerbread.

    Samsung Sweetens Galaxy Tab 7.7 With Honeycomb, Galaxy Note Gets 'Gingerbread' - Mobile and Wireless - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

    No wonder Apple is hot to sue their buttercakes.


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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Ok Im really nervous about buying a Asus Transformer... How long to think it will be till the honeycomb is phased out... Im not real techy, but it is for my wife(yea right).... It seems like it has been out for a while... And anytime I buy something it seems like something better for the same price comes out...



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Smsung Galaxy will have honeycomb or gingerbread.

    Samsung Sweetens Galaxy Tab 7.7 With Honeycomb, Galaxy Note Gets 'Gingerbread' - Mobile and Wireless - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

    No wonder Apple is hot to sue their buttercakes.
    And Apple is winning. Samsung already pulled the Galaxy from Australia because of what is happening in the courts there.



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Depending on specs, this amazon tablet looks like a dud. Pre-froyo fork of android, none of the google apps, no android market (amazon's market sucks comparatively), etc. If it has good specs it might be worth it to buy when someone gets honeycomb on it, but otherwise no interest when i can spend $100 more and get a honeycomb tablet.
    This is correct. Also prediction: the reason Amazon forked droid is so they can button it down and make it hacker proof. Jailbreaking droid phones is easy. This tablet will be more like an Apple and will be difficult to break. Getting access to Droid market will be useless after a while too because most apps will require honeycomb and above. This will be a very nice e-reader and MIGHT make a decent crippled tablet but whether is will be successful as a table is yet to be determined.



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    A lot of hate on the tablet. Amazon wanted to make it a simple appliance. If you want a full blown customizable tablet, dont buy it. It doesnt mean Amazons is junk. Its just not what you are looking for. For my wife, this would be perfect. We buy so much crap through Amazon anyway, its just a convenient tool for her. For me, I enjoy the freedom of my ipad.



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Did anyone see the new India tablet for $35-45?

    My Way News - India announces $35 tablet computer for rural poor

    Similar to Tata Motors stuff.


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    Re: Amazon Tablet

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    Did anyone see the new India tablet for $35-45?

    My Way News - India announces $35 tablet computer for rural poor

    Similar to Tata Motors stuff.
    How do they get internet access?



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    How do they get internet access?
    Starbucks???



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    Re: Amazon Tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    For me, I enjoy the freedom of my ipad.
    Freedom to buy apps for every single function you want?

    Please essplain, Ricky, what is this freedom you talk about on an Apple locked down environment?



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    Freedom to buy apps for every single function you want?

    Please essplain, Ricky, what is this freedom you talk about on an Apple locked down environment?
    It does all I need it to at the moment. I dont need to break it open for anything. Thats what my android phone is for. Its kind of funny actually, I tether my hacked android phone to my ipad so I have internet anywhere. I like the ipad for its simplicity as will users who buy the amazon one for the same reason.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    It does all I need it to at the moment. I dont need to break it open for anything. Thats what my android phone is for. Its kind of funny actually, I tether my hacked android phone to my ipad so I have internet anywhere. I like the ipad for its simplicity as will users who buy the amazon one for the same reason.
    Exactly. I'm buying a Kindle Fire because I want an e-reader, comic reader and something to take with me on trips to surf internet and watch Netflix. So 200 bucks is a great price for me.



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