Friday Poll: What gadget should Amazon try next?

This week we reported that Amazon may be considering broadening its hardware efforts beyond the e-reader. What would you like it to try first?

Hardware wish list

Which gadget would you like to see Amazon create next?

Is the Kindle about to get company? Amazon

This week we reported that Amazon may be broadening its hardware efforts beyond the e-reader.

A Tuesday piece on the New York Times Bits Blog said the online retailer is looking to build gadgets beyond the Kindle in a bid to retain and expand its niche in the digital marketplace.

CNET's David Carnoy , for one, posits that it would make sense for Amazon to build and sell a small Android-powered tablet that manages to undercut the pricing of Apple's competing iPad products. We've also heard recent rumblings that the e-retailer could be building a phone.

So, if Amazon is, in fact, planning to expand its hardware plans, what would you like to see it try first? Vote in our poll, and if we're missing something, be sure to add your thoughts in the TalkBack section below.

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