If and when the next iPad ships with its Retina Display, it will obviate the need for a “better” dedicated reading device in the minds of many consumers. Amazon doesn’t need another me-too tablet. They need something that pulls on all the strengths they already have: the high readability of e-ink, a low price, lightweight, a huge ecosystem, and a strong brand. If not that, then what?
via Shawn Blanc – The Amazon Tablet. Best summation of what the Amazon tablet if it’s going to make a splash needs to be. I would totally buy one in a heartbeat, I want a Kindle that just has slightly better hardware and drops the keyboard or at least designs it better.