May 13th, 2011

Rumors about an Amazon tablet have been flying around for a VERY long time. Over that period of time, a lot of pieces have fallen into place. Amazon opened their own Android Appstore and produced compelling new Android applications like Amazon Cloud Player. They hired Android coders, and while some of that team may have been dedicated to getting their Appstore live, other evidence showed they were hiring hardware engineers with an Android background. And a few credible sources have confirmed that Amazon is indeed working on “the next generation of Kindle” devices.

And yet, even with all of this compelling evidence, we know nothing about the tablet itself. Taylor from Android & Me claims a credible source told him that it won’t be just one single tablet, but a stable of devices. That could mean anything – from a number of tablets to a mixture of tablets and smartphones – but he alleges there is definitely more than one. It feels like we’re getting closer and closer to an unveiling, but there’s no telling how far along their plans are.