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Calm down, Amazon Scratchpad are dev-tools not tablet

Calm down, Amazon Scratchpad are dev-tools not tablet

Rumors around Amazon's tablet plans refuse to die, with the retailer's recent moves with the Amazon App Store and the new Cloud Player for Android app each being used as evidence a cloud-centric slate is on the roadmap. However, despite reports to the contrary, it seems it won't be the Amazon Scratchpad. Although several Scratchpad-themed domains have been registered recently by the online retailer, they appear to be related to Amazon's Marketplace Web Service.

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Amazon Android tablet rumors won’t go away

Amazon Android tablet rumors won’t go away

It started innocently enough. Amazon published a job listing looking for Android developers for their Kindle division. That led to speculation that maybe the Kindle was going to evolve into an Android based ebook reader ala the NOOKcolor. And with devs taking the NOOKcolor and rooting it into a full fledged and very affordable Android Tablet, people started to see the possibilities even more. And then the Amazon Store for Android was announced and the rumors started to gather steam.

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HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

Amazon has quietly announced that ex-Palm CEO and current HP SVP Jon Rubinstein has joined as a director. The news, part of a security and exchange commission filing, does not suggest that Rubinstein's role as director will include, but it's possible that he could assist in Amazon's development of a Kindle-brand tablet to better compete with the iPad and Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor.

Speculation regarding an Amazon tablet has been circulating for some time, though the company has resolutely stuck to the party line that it is focused on its Kindle range of dedicated ebook readers. Nonetheless, the Kindles have become more functional as the line has matured; Amazon now offers third-party applications, and the most recent Kindle has a WebKit based browser like the latest smartphones.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

Research In Motion has officially unveiled the brand new PlayBook, the company's first tablet device, and they're pulling out all the stops. For fans of the BlackBerry lineage, getting the Amazon Kindle application on their device was a good day, and for those already thinking about picking up the tablet device with the BlackBerry logo on there, you'll be happy to know that Amazon is planning on releasing the Kindle application for the tablet device.

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Archos 5 160GB Android Tablet sales frozen by Amazon

Archos 5 160GB Android Tablet sales frozen by Amazon

After beginning to ship out on Friday, Amazon have frozen deliveries of the Archos 5 160GB Android Internet Tablet.  According to the product listing, the touchscreen device is "under review", which Amazon explain could mean anything from shipping errors (wrong device, missing accessories, etc), incorrect item descriptions or, more worryingly, "something wrong with our inventory of the item", i.e. a problem with the Tablet itself.

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Even Microsoft is rumored to have a large tablet coming

Even Microsoft is rumored to have a large tablet coming

If the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 isn't big enough for you, worry not. Rumors are now pointing to the possibility that Microsoft might unveil a variety of Surface Pro 4 hybrids in October, with models differing not only in internal specs like before. This time, there might also be differences in sizes, with 13- and 14- inch variants said to also be available. This makes Microsoft just one of the latest big names to join the growing list of device makers trying to revitalize the tablet market by stretching their sizes further.

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