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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Amazon Redesigns Website Ahead Of Android Kindle Launch

Word of Amazon's Android-Running Kindle has been circling the blogosphere since TechCrunch's MG Siegler reported that he used it. The $250, 7-inch tablet will launch in October and a 10-inch version will hit the shelves in 2012. At a starting price of $250, Amazon is taking a hit at HP's TouchPad, Nook's Colour and other Tablets in the market.

The new website design is way sleeker and better than the previous one. Amazon has taken off the department buttons and replaced them with drop down menus. There's also more whitespace on the site and a big search box at the top. The new wi-fi only Kindle runs on a single core processor and has 6GB of storage. It also has a micro-USB port and the battery can last up to 10 hours. Unlike all other Android tablets, this Kindle has no physical buttons. It also lacks a camera.

 The Android UI on this Kindle, isn't like other Android UIs. Amazon has built it's own user interface on the Android kernel and has given it a black, darkblue and orang e chrome. This has resulted in deep integration with Amazon's services - Cloud Player, Instant Video player and Amazon’s Android Appstore. There are no Google Apps present on this device. It even has its own browser! What do you think about this? Can this device sell Amazon's products?

 Source: Technesstivity
Tablet Mockup: TechCrunch