Amazon may have launched a new web version of its Kindle software, but rumor has it that it is also launching its own Android app store and possibly even its own tablet.
MG Siegler at TechCrunch says Amazon is on the verge of releasing an Android-based App store, but will also release its own iPad competitor. These are unconfirmed rumors at this point, but it could give Amazon another leg up over e-reader competitors as well as tablet makers.
Meanwhile, RIM has unveiled its new tablet – the BlackBerry PlayBook:
"RIM set out to engineer the best professional-grade tablet in the industry with cutting-edge hardware features and one of the world’s most robust and flexible operating systems," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. "The BlackBerry PlayBook solidly hits the mark with industry leading power, true multitasking, uncompromised web browsing and high performance multimedia."
The PlayBook is expected to be available in early 2011, missing the holiday season.