Today Amazon announced their tablet called Kindle Fire. It has 7" IPS display, custom android OS, weights 413g, has 8Gb of storage, Wifi. Unfortunately it does not have 3G. The price is attractive though - $199. Shipments start November 15.
We are not sure that this device can be a real iPad killer. However it will definitely compete with other Android tablets, like Blackberry Playbook, HP Touchpad and others.
7" multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
Ti OMAP 4 Dual-Core
Size (in inches)
7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
14.6 ounces (413 grams).
None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer.
8GB internal. That's enough for 80 apps, plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as web browsing and downloading content.
Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB.
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.1X standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers.