WSJ: Amazon Plans iPad Rival in Coming Months

Stu Woo and Yukari Iwatani Kane, reporting for the WSJ: Inc. plans to introduce a tablet computer before October, said people familiar with the matter, in a move that will heighten the online retailer’s rivalry with Apple Inc.

The Seattle-based company will also release two updated versions of its popular Kindle electronic reader in the third quarter of the year, the people said. One will be a touch-screen device. The other won’t have a touch screen, but will be an improved and cheaper adaptation of the current Kindle, said people who have seen the device.

I wonder if Amazon thinks of tablets as PCs.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011