- From Forbes: Amazon Can Become Tablet King With E-Commerce Underwriting
- From The Wall Street Journal: Amazon.com Says It Is Testing Website Redesign (Changes, Which Will Roll Out Gradually, Were Made With Tablet Computers In Mind)
- From Wireless World: Amazon's $249 tablet could shake up pay TV business
It's easy (and fun for the whole family) to base articles on a single, unconfirmed story, but they take as fact what is only rumor and hearsay. The problem with piling speculation on top of hearsay is obvious: If the hearsay is incorrect, the speculation based on it is even more incorrect, and the whole pile tumbles down like a badly-constucted Jenga tower.
We know what TechCrunch published. Let's get some independent confirmation of the facts before we start drawing conclusions or determining what the impact will be on the industry. If Siegler is correct, we don't have long to wait before we get confirmation from Amazon itself. There's plenty of time to determine the implications of Amazon's actions once we know the "true facts".