1. Amazon Kindle Tablet

Release date: October 2011 (rumored)

Why we’re excited: If you peep the rumored specs for Amazon’s upcoming tablet, you wouldn’t get too excited, but you would be missing the point. Sure, its custom operating system will be based on an old version Google’s Android (2.2), and it won’t have a trailblazing processor, no 3G, or even a camera. But the Kindle tablet will be tied directly into Amazon’s online services. That means e-books, a music cloud service, apps, and movie streaming. With that sort of eco-system supporting it, it will be the first tablet capable of competing with Apple’s iPad x App Store x iTunes Store model. Also, it’s supposed to retail for $250. If that doesn’t get you excited, then we don’t know what will.