Amazon Plans Tablet Computer

    A Kindle 3G electronic book reader, by Amazon.com Inc., stands between a row of books in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos is using the Kindle, unveiled in 2007, to expand into hardware and fuel digital book demand.

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    Amazon plans to get into the tablet-computer game. The online retailer hopes to introduce its rival to Apple's iPad and other tablets before October, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon's tablet is expected to have a nine-inch screen and will run on Google's Android operating system. The company will also release two updated versions of the Kindle before October, one of which will be a touchscreen version.

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