Amazon tablet may be only $349 at launch

Amazon tablet may be only $349 at launch
Amazon tablet may be only $349 at launch
New rumors surface suggesting cheaper-than-expected prices for the unannounced Amazon tablets

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The imminent Amazon tablet has yet to be made official, but rumors detailing the device continue to roll along week after week. The latest rumor comes from sources close to PCMag, which claim to have knowledge of the Amazon tablet launch prices.

According to the supposedly trustworthy source, the Amazon tablet will come in two flavors, a 7-inch model and a 10-inch model, as reported weeks prior. The smaller model could be launching at a price of just $349, while the 10-inch model would be 100$ more at $449. If true, these Android tablets would be extremely competitive in the market, especially when considering that the 7-inch and 10-inch models could come with Tegra 2 and Kal-El processors, respectively.

In terms of launch dates, both tablets are not expected to be available simultaneously.  Nvidia’s Kal-El has yet to reach tablets, so mass production of the 10-inch model could be delayed in order to shift focus on development of the 7-inch model. If Amazon wanted to take advantage of the holiday season, it would be wise to release at least one model sometime during November, just in time for Black Friday in the U.S. A $349 Tegra 2-equipped tablet during the holiday season should get plenty of heads turning.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.