Amazon is scheduled to roll out its new tablet tomorrow, tentatively called the Kindle Fire, and CNET will be live blogging it. Rumors abound… first it it was said they’d be including a year’s worth of membership to Amazon Prime with the reported $249 purchase price, but that was recanted. (And why would you want free next-day delivery on print books if you’re all enamored of your new eReader, anyway?) It will most definitely be backlit—you might not want to toss that Kindle if that doesn’t agree with your eyes—and will run Google’s Android software. Processor and memory capabilities are still unspecified. But really, what’s the big mystery? It’s a tablet, it’ll be cheaper than the iPad, and the two can duke it out as far as apps are concerned. A little competition in the marketplace is a good thing.
Mostly, I’m just hoping searches on the name might drive a little extra blog traffic over here. It can’t hurt, anyway.
(Kindle Fire photo courtesy of Maximum PC.)