Amazon recently applied for a trademark on this logo for Lab 126, the subsidiary that builds the Kindle and is working on an Amazon tablet:
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The application was filed last week and noticed by Geekwire yesterday. It kind of looks like a power button.
But former Microsoft Windows Phone team member Charlie Kindel pointed out that the logo looks almost exactly like a rifle sight:
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Coincidence? Or subtle message to Apple, Android, and other tablet makers?
Lab126 is based in Cupertino, right near Apple’s headquarters, and the group has been hiring a ton of engineers with mobile experience.