There have been rumours that Amazon is planning an iPad-rivalling tablet for months, but now those rumours have solidified: tech blog TechCrunch has got hands on with a working model, and while it wasn’t allowed to take photos, has provided a full description of the device and its services. Called the Amazon Kindle, it apparently has a seven-inch screen – so smaller than the iPad – and runs a heavily customised version of the Android OS with Amazon’s services to the fore. It will cost $250 – half the price of Apple’s tablet – with Amazon’s Cloud Player providing the device with its music-playing capabilities. Source: TechCrunch
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