Amazon lining up 3 million tablets in Q3 alone

Amazon lining up 3 million tablets in Q3 alone

We still haven't spied so much as a glimpse of the Amazon tablet, but the online retail giant seems pretty bullish about its prospects all the same.

Reports coming out of Taiwan say Amazon's manufacturing partner is planning to ship three million of the slates in Q3 alone, with Amazon apparently having ordered 800,000 to a million units each month.

Amazon has done pretty well keeping its Android tablet plans away from the public eye. What we do know, however, is that there will be two models touching down – the Coyote, with its dual-core processor and low-end price tag, and the Hollywood, a high-end slate packing a quad-core chip.

According to Taiwan Economic News, it's the former that is being lined up in big numbers, with the Hollywood variant only expected to land early next year.

The monthly order figure quoted by the news service seems to have gone up too, with DigiTimes having spoken about 700,000 to 800,000 units a month back in May.

Of course, the figures only reveal the behind-the-scenes manufacturing side of things, and don't necessarily mean the Amazon tablet will actually launch in Q3. But it would be nice if it did.

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