Amazon was expected to launch two new tablet computers this autumn, but a new report from its supply chain suggests that only one of the two tablets will be shipped before the end of the year. According to tech news site DigiTimes, production of Amazon’s 10.1-inch tablet will not start until the first quarter of next year.
The 10.1-inch tablet of Amazon is said to have a quad-core NVIDIA Kal-El processor, which may challenge the Tegra 3. The tablet, codenamed “Hollywood,” is expected to be made by Foxconn, the same company that produced Apple’s iPad and the Kindle e-book reader. The tablet PC of Amazon has been considered as an iPad killer, with the company’s vast library of books, music and movies, and aggressive pricing advantage.
If recent reports, which claim Amazon is going to sell their tablet at a price significantly lower than that of the iPad, they may have a good chance at beating Apple in the tablet wars.
The 7-inch tablet of Amazon is expected to be shipped starting this October, but instead of being supplied by Foxconn, it will be manufactured by Quanta. The smaller Amazon tablet is called “Cayote” and is aimed to be as a “Super Kindle.” It is slated to go head-to-head against the Nook Color of Barnes & Noble.
Analysts say that if Amazon’s tablet PC is priced just right, the company could easily sell around 5 million units this autumn.
Would you buy an amazon tablet if the price was right?