“In a nice scoop at TechCrunch, MG Siegler offers a detailed rundown on Amazon’s much-anticipated Android-based tablet,” Chunka Mui writes for Forbes. “The Amazon tablet is not going to be all that huge. Barnes and Noble should be afraid. Apple, however, has little to fear.”

“Amazon has essentially built a special-purpose device focused on its own content and applications—but at the cost of other capabilities,” Mui writes. “This casts doubt on whether the Kindle tablet can cross over and compete in the larger, general-purpose tablet market.”

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Mui writes, “Amazon’s tablet, for example, won’t have a camera or 3G wireless networking capability, both of which are standard features on other general purpose tablets. Its 7-inch screen and memory capacity also pale in comparison to the iPad and other tablets. None of these features are show-stoppers for Amazon’s core e-reader audience but will limit the Amazon tablet’s wider appeal.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]