Amazon's Jeff Bezos Talks New Kindles and What He's Doing Next

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For the last two years, has scraped and clawed its way to a relatively minor position in the exploding tablet market. Its Kindle Fire tablets, which run a heavily customized version of Google’s Android operating system and plug directly into Amazon’s own media and e-commerce services, have set a low threshold for tablet pricing and helped spark a wave of small, 7-inch imitators such as Apple’s iPad Mini.

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