Considering the online retail giant already has an application store up and running, plus it has all your credit card details, its tablet's popularity can quickly spread like fire. Amazon has all the right tools to make it stick with consumers, too, and create its own ecosystem, since it has the music downloads and the Amazon Instant Video streaming service, not to mention its formidable e-books presence.
The slate is supposedly being made by Samsung, and, again supposedly, is a 7-incher, but anything beyond that is mired in mystery. Considering Asus is able to sell the Eee Pad Transformer for $399, and it is a very powerful tablet, Amazon might manage to out something really affordable, in order to suck users into its unique physical goods/virtual services consumption ecosystem.
source: GDGT via Engadget