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Did you think Amazon would go gently into the night?

Did you think Amazon would go gently into the night?

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It was only a matter of time. Did you think Amazon would sit back and let Apple steal its thunder from the Kindle? I predict based on the following New York Times blog post, that we will see an iPad-like device from Amazon by the end of this year or early next year.  What do you think?

    From The New York Times blog, Bits, May 17, 2010, 3:42 pm

    With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple

    By NICK BILTON

    Since Apple announced its plans for the iPad, Amazon has shared few details about how it would respond to the competition for its Kindle. But over the last few weeks, it has offered some more clues.

    Lab 126, the division of Amazon responsible for building the Kindle, has been on a hiring binge, with dozens of new job listings on its Web site. Some are positions for testing and readying new products. And this suggests that the company might be preparing a new device. More >>

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