News bits from around the industry today include a rumor on the Amazon tablet’s video functionality/streaming movie service, and a couple of promotional videos for new tablets from Huawei and Vizio (and Blake Griffin).
Next Kindle to Stream Video
An anticipated new tablet version of the Kindle is potentially looming, and word has it that it will naturally have the capability to stream Amazon video. Barron’s claims that the streaming movie service will “be available for free for the first wave of buyers of the device.”
Blake Griffin Does a Clip for Vizio
Blake Griffin, NBA superstar and Los Angeles Clipper, wholeheartedly endorses Vizio’s newest tablet. Or at least it certainly appears that way in the Vizio-Griffin promo below.
Huawei Gives a Sneak Peek at the MediaPad
Huawei is letting the world see the back of its MediaPad tablet in this ad, and not much else. TabletPCReview can say with confidence that it’s not nearly as bad as ASUS’ promos for the Transformer. Also, be ready for the huge plot twist at the end.