14 Jul '11, 1am

Another iPad rival, this time from Amazon

Another iPad rival, this time from Amazon

WASHINGTON - Online retail giant Amazon plans to unveil a tablet computer before October in a bid to carve out a slice of a growing market dominated by Apple's iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The newspaper, citing "people familiar with the matter," also said Amazon plans to release two updated versions of its Kindle electronic reader in the third quarter of the year. The Journal said the tablet from the Seattle-based Amazon will have a roughly nine-inch (22.8-centimeter) screen and will be powered by Google's Android operating system. It will not have a camera, the Journal said, but will allow users to watch videos, read electronic books and listen to digital music they purchase or rent from Amazon. The newspaper said Amazon is outsourcing production to an Asian manufacturer and would not design the tablet itself. Amazon said one of the updated Kindles wi...

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