> > > Rumors said that soon (in Sept/Oct timeframe) Amazon.com might release its own Tablet! > > This would be great news. After all, after Akio Morita (of Sony) in the past, and Steve Jobs of today, who is the world's next best innovator, truest entrepreneur and brilliant business leader, if not Jeff Bezos from Amazon.com ?!
> > It was said that the price of this tablet would be at least usd 100 cheaper than the entry level iPad. I think such would be a brilliant move, considering the fact that the terminated TouchPad seems to start selling like hotcakes once its price is adjusted to a level that make people think the technology is worthed a buy.
> > Through such Tablet innovation, I think not only Amazon.com could provide a better platform for its amazingly popular Kindle reader device, at the same time Amazon.com also now have the fullest option also, to become the next contender in Tablet provider space, after Apple with its iPad.
> > It is a wellknown fact that Amazon Kindle is now the leader in ebook reader device. Amazon first foray into the tablet market could have a chance to start very smoothly if it can leverage this fact, and use it to offer its new tablet initially as the smarter and more modern version of its ebook reader, but in a tablet form factor (which means it can be added with apps and other capabilities to do even more). If Amazon.com indeed do that, the market might response very favourably to such offering, as Amazon Kindle -- as it is today -- is definitely famous and popular for its lightweightness, smallsize, great screen clarity in any lighting situation, and amazing, powerful battery -- for e-reading purposes. Infact it was the first pioneer of successful "e-reader" tablet device, long before even the first iPad come out in the market.
> > If such beach-head approach is the kind of approach that Amazon.com would be taking with its Tablet (a.k.a Kindle Plus) device, then I think as its next step Amazon.com might complements such tablet with an even more interesting offerings coming directly from Amazon's cloud store and cloud infrastructure! They got: Amazon appstore (selling Android based application shop), Amazon cloud storage services, ebooks, music, magazines, and many other offerings that is mature yet unique from Amazon.com site itself!
> > The result of all these would be the birth of a fascinating Tablet, with a complete cloud offering stack, and size/form-factor that would enable it to compete (or coexist) with the iPad, as Kindle does today, yet at the same time could avoid direct clash with the Apple iPad, in terms of offering, usage, and price. Such device might insipire a birth of subsequent non iOS based devices that will offer and produce its own stack, hence it become well differentiated from the iPad, rather than simly mimicking and imitating it entirely.
> > Such movement might produces huge penetration in the marketplace: Apple iOS might eventually fill in the midrange to mid-and-above segment of the Tablet market, meanwhile the Amazon.com Tablet (or would be still hear it named as "Kindle" ?) in the midrange and mid-to-low segment. > > Looking at all these assumption and possibilities, I come to the conclusion that after Apple with its iPads, perhaps Amazon.com indeed is the next "Kindle maker" that one day perhaps would be able to invent and produce a stunning and innovative Kindle/Android Tablet devices offering stack and concept that could eventually become a source of better inspiration (and better strategy) for future generation of Android/Kindle based Tablet devices' of the future. Such device would be naturally different in price, feature, offering, capability and penetration strategy than the iPads that Apple innovate and nurture. Once such new powerful model is discovered and revealed, other Tablet manufacturers might soon follow.
> > In summary: if things are being done right, the new Tablet that Amazon.com will soon announce, might/could become a powerful "alternative Tablet" to the iPad. A new definition of non iOS Tablet that offers new ways of how people could use it, what for, and the onethat change people and the industry perspective regarding what price that would be "right" for it to be able to complete with Apple iPad. Those things could and would become a huge thing by itself!. Total yet seamless combination (and smooth orchestration) of those component might create new stack for a new kind of Tablet which might at its birth naturally differ from the kind of solution stack and market segment that Apple iPad is aiming for.
> > In that context, I become truly eager to see, experience and study how the new Amazon.com Tablet offering would look like. And how it would really try to establish its presence in the market. For that reason alone, as of now, waiting and anticipating what Mr Bezos might reveal next with its new Tablet initiative, become as breathtaking as waiting for brand new product concept that is soon going to come from Apple.
> > Truly brilliant Mr. Bezos!