Amazon made a big splash last fall with the Kindle Fire. Priced at $199 it was priced to sell. Fast forward 9 months and Google changed the game with the Nexus 7, also priced at $199, but with severely better specs. Now we know Amazon isn’t going to sit back as they probably will offer newer tablets later this year, but would they sell the Nexus 7 directly from their store? They are a full-fledged retailer aren’t they?
Well, not surprisingly they are in talks with Google, and they are considering carrying it. TechRadar was able to get a quote from an Amazon spokesperson, and they said, “People higher up in Amazon are talking to Google regarding the Nexus 7.”
I know Amazon is competing against Google, even though they are using their operating system, but I see no reason why they couldn’t carry the Nexus 7. My opinion is they will bring it in and just not promote it heavily. It simply makes business sense to offer it and make a few bucks for those that want to buy the device though them.