Amazon is planning to introduce a Kindle TV set-top box this fall that will stream video over the Internet and into living rooms. The move will accompany the likely release of an Amazon smartphone, according to sources familar with the project. It will allow Amazon to compete with Apple TV, Roku and the Boxee Cloud DVR, among other devices.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices. Bezos also took the opportunity to show off a new line of Kindle e-readers with black-and-white screens and lower prices.