Amazon has just sent out media invites to a mystery announcement which is predicted to be about a new Kindle Tablet. The new Kindle is supposed to be a 7-inch tablet with a $250 price point.
MG Seigler over at TechCrunch got his hands on the device and left us with a nice description of the device:
The interface is all Amazon and Kindle. It’s black, dark blue, and a bunch of orange. The main screen is a carousel that looks like Cover Flow in iTunes which displays all the content you have on the device. This includes books, apps, movies, etc.
But the key for Amazon is just how deeply integrated all of their services are. Amazon’s content store is always just one click away. The book reader is a Kindle app (which looks similar to how it does on Android and iOS now). The music player is Amazon’s Cloud Player. The movie player is Amazon’s Instant Video player. The app store is Amazon’s Android Appstore.
Amazon is uniquely placed to compete with the iPad because of their vast library of content that they can offer on their device over other tablet manufacturers. This tablet may actually give Apple a run for their money.