Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese notebook maker, has reportedly received an order from Amazon for tablet-related goodness, with the touch panel being provided by E Ink Holdings (also based in Taiwan).
The news comes courtesy of Digitimes, a mostly trustworthy source when it comes to the pumping of rumour juice. Quanta, however, has refused to comment officially.
Shipments could start as early as Q3, and the orders are expected to fuel Quanta’s 2011 revenue by a cool $3.5 billion, which, incidentally, is roughly how much Mobot’s writers are paid annually.
Quanta is also partners with RIM, who recently released their PlayBook tablet in the States, and Sony, who have now officially confirmed that they have two tablets on the way.
Exciting stuff. Of course, it could turn out to be a touchscreen Kindle, though analyst types are willing to bet their gold-plated asses that Amazon is coming to tablet town.