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CNet reports that there is significant speculation in the marketplace that Amazon could come out with a new tablet PC before the end of the year, as it looks to be more competitive with the iPad and build on the success of its Kindle.

The story suggests that one of the advantages that Amazon could have is an ability to charge a low price for such a tablet; it would not need to make money on the hardware, the story says, because it would be likely to more than make up for any losses selling software and applications that can run on the gizmo.
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