MG Siegler has a super, super exclusive over at TechCrunch regarding Amazon’s much rumoured Kindle Tablet that he reckons will retail for $250 — this year.
I strongly recommend have a read of his post.
It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full color. It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen. And it runs Android.
The market dynamics about to be unleashed are going to have serious, serious implications for the operators. Pay close attention to MG’s point about a 3G Kindle tablet. Some operator groups are no doubt having kittens over this already. What happens if you do the worldwide deal for unlimited Amazon Kindle 3G data? Does your network take a pummelling? Or do you gain a fantastic partner, guaranteed stable revenue and the opportunity for some upside? Or are you relegated to a lower level whilst the tablet wars finally commence?
It’s going to be a really, really interesting final stretch to Christmas in the mobile industry.