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Amazon Looks for Developers For Kindle Browser

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Amazon is looking for developers to build what sounds like a brand spanking new browser for the etailer's reading device, the Kindle.

Web Monkey cites a job opening from Lab126, the division of Amazon that develops the Kindle, which indicates the company is looking for somebody to develop “an innovative embedded web browser” for a consumer product. Given that the current browser for the Kindle is definitely lacking, it's not exactly a big jump to assume Amazon is looking to develop something a little more up to date to allow the Kindle to better compete with the competition.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, three or more years experience in Java, familiarity in Web standards, experience working with browser engines and experience working with embedded devices on Linux.

According to the posting, the role will involve "designing and implementing new features on the browser and supporting and maintaining the implementations of the current browser."

Read up on the job posting here.

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    Anonymous , March 10, 2010 6:17 PM
    So a simple firefox/IE/whatever plugin would not suffice?
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    lightsaber , March 10, 2010 6:38 PM
    Now if it can support Flash the i-maxipad is in trouble!!!
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    dman3k , March 10, 2010 6:40 PM
    lightsaberNow if it can support Flash the i-maxipad is in trouble!!!
    Who cares about that useless tablet? When did that tablet from Apple suddenly became the measuring stick for tablets?

    Tablet PCs have been out for a long time. Keyboardless tablets have been out for a long time too.
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    pharge , March 10, 2010 7:17 PM
    dman3kWho cares about that useless tablet? When did that tablet from Apple suddenly became the measuring stick for tablets?Tablet PCs have been out for a long time. Keyboardless tablets have been out for a long time too.


    true... but most of the tablet PC are/were >$1000 (actually most of them are/were >$1500 if not 2000). This is the first time tablet PC gets into the
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    pharge , March 10, 2010 7:23 PM
    ugh... not sure why... my post was truncated.. >_<

    anyway... continue my previous post:

    This is the first time that tablet PC gets into the sub $500 department (even it is underpowered and/or functionally limited).
    This is a little like the notebook vs netbook story.
    personally I am kind of person who put perfermance and functionality before the price. However I have to admit that there is a reason why the underpowered netbooks were sold so well these couple years.
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    zoemayne , March 10, 2010 7:34 PM
    This is for reading hours on end no need to try to focus much on web browsing because ultimately it will still be lacking due to the e-ink screen.
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    zoemayne , March 10, 2010 7:35 PM
    This is for reading hours on end no need to try to focus much on web browsing because ultimately it will still be lacking due to the colorless* e-ink screen.
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    lifelesspoet , March 10, 2010 9:09 PM
    how about opera, they make browsers for everything.