New site design fuels Amazon tablet launch speculation

Amazon Redesign
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Amazon RedesignIn yet another example of how tablet computing is drastically changing the consumer landscape, online retail store giant Amazon is testing a new website design geared toward tablet users, reports The Next Web.

The new design could be in response to rumors that Amazon is working on an Android-based tablet that could be serious competition with the Apple iPad, which was first reported in July.

Based on the images in the report, the new design features much larger menu navigation buttons as well as a more eye-catching search bar, which is common in sites optimized for tablets. There is also a greater emphasis on its Instant Video, MP3s, Cloud Player, Kindle, Cloud Drive, Android apps and audio books.

Overall the design is much more polished than the current version of the site.

It’s possible that the new site design will roll out to everyone by October, which is when Amazon is reported to launch its new tablet.

Amazon was unavailable for immediate comment about the design.

Images via The Next Web

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