As previously reported, Amazon has announced a hybrid e-reader/tablet device, the Kindle Fire. It's 7" screen, multi-touch display and long battery life may slightly contend with Apple's iPad. The real trick up it's sleeve though is price. At $199, it's far cheaper than an entry-level iPad, which are no less than $499.
Along with the Kindle Fire, there's a new Kindle Touch for $99, and the original Kindle e-reader is now just $79. You can see more details, and compare the models at Amazon's website. The low price tags definitely cover quite a few bases that Apple has not. And the small difference between each model makes it easy to justify upgrading to the next thing. "Well, if I'm going to pay $100 for a Kindle, i might as well pay $100 more for the Fire and get more than just an e-reader, right?"
That's what I'm thinking anway. Now where can I get my hands on one and play around with it?