There are enough signs that Amazon is trying very hard to save costs on its proposed tablet, so that it can be made as inexpensive as possible.
Digitimes reports that the touchscreen of the Amazon tablet will probably be able to recognize only two finger touch, not more — a clear cut strategy to cut costs. Amazon is also reportedly removing the in built cameras and reducing the memory capacity to keep the costs of its devices down.
Earlier, The Mobile Indian had reported the possibility of quad-core processor in the Amazon tablet, but its possibility is receding with the reports of Amazon’s increased emphasis on cutting costs as much as possible.
Some analysts also speculate Amazon may also decide to sell the tablets at a loss so that it may make money on the sale of music, movies, e-books and apps. Amazon will be having a comprehensive content ecosystem on the Android platform, so the speculation may even turn out to be true.
One sign is unmistakably clear – Amazon is more concerned about low prices, and less about hardware of its tablet. If the company can take its tablet price lower than $300 (about Rs 13,300), then the cost cutting measures by the company may end up translating in success. At the same time, there are signs on the Internet that Amazon is looking to strengthen its presence in India, so the Indian Amazon fans may soon have much to cheer about.