If Amazon were to hit it out of the park with hardware, integration with their cloud media services, and price it well it would still be a 7" tablet. 7" is too small for a media consumption device other than an e-reader. The market for 7" tablets is non-existent. The market for non-Apple tablets is next to nothing, but 7" is beyond terrible.
I don't think Amazon will make the direct leap from eReader supplier to iPad challenger. They will stick to their roots on this next device and add some tablet functionality. I expect a better executed and better priced version of the Nook Color with their next offering. The 10" tablet is where they will make their big splash IMO.
I really like the 7" form factor. But then, I mostly want to use it as an e-reader and browser.
And here it is.
7" full-color screen, no eInk (10" coming in 2012)
Two-finger multitouch support
Runs a version of Android that’s older than 2.2 but it’s been heavily customized
UI looks and feels like Amazon’s iOS Kindle app
6GB of storage
Gadgetlab article about the Amazon Kindle Tablet (are they really going to call it that?)
Edited by CoRP, 06 October 2011 - 07:56 AM.