TechCrunch’s resident Apple fanboy MG Siegler nabbed a helluva scoop on Amazon’s upcoming Android tablet. He claims to have had hands-on time with a prototype. Dubbed the Amazon Kindle, the tablet is slated for a November release for a price of $250. It uses a highly customized version of Google Android that focuses on Amazon services like Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Kindle, and Amazon App Store. Here are some other details:
- Seven-inch screen
- No physical buttons
- Interface similar to iTunes Cover Flow
- The default Google Android apps are not present
- Possibly running a single-core processor
- Possibly only 6GB of internal storage
- No camera
Some of you will remember that I’m pretty amped for Amazon’s Android tablet. I use a lot of Amazon and Google services, so it sounds ideal for me. That said, I’m alarmed that the default Android apps aren’t on the Kindle. It looks fantastic for “play”, but without the native Gmail app it’s far less useful to me for “work”.
Again, it’s a great scoop from Siegler and I highly recommend checking out the article. When you’re done with that, please let me know what you think of the Amazon Kindle Android tablet.