Fresh Amazon tablet rumours: quad-core slate incoming?

Fresh Amazon tablet rumours: quad-core slate incoming?

Well that didn't take long. We had barely started sipping a fresh cuppa after confidently dismissing those rumours that Amazon is lining up a whole family of Android devices when boom – along comes a new set of rumours to spice things up.

This time it's not just the prediction that multiple devices are being lined up, either. We've even got some flashy codenames to work with too.

We still reckon those predictions we reported on yesterday – that Amazon has multiple tablets in the works and more than likely a smartphone too – are a bit on the shaky side. But we have to concede things look a little more believable now that BGR has weighed in with confirmation and a couple of fresh new details to boot.

The site reckons its own source says Amazon will release at least two tablets by the end of the year, one a lower-level affair known as “Coyote”, which will be based around an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.

But it's the step-up model that sounds the business to us: codenamed “Hollywood”, it reportedly packs in one of the next-gen “Kal-el” quad-core processors Nvidia currently has in the pipelines.

BGR is promising us more info, and we have to say we're getting more inclined to listen the longer this goes on.

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Stelph  May. 17, 2011 at 10:34

Not so sure about a smartphone, their market is squarely in the e-reader/video department (since they are looking to sell content) so I doubt they will initially hit the smartphone, maybe at a later date if the brand takes off.

I still predict a 7" tablet, and really hope they subsadise the cost like with the Kindle and closely intigrate their distribution services with the tablet. As an example I have been very impressed with HTC and their new "HTC watch" film distribution service with the HTC flyer, imagine that but with a Lovefilm account (since amazon now own Lovefilm), perfick :-)

Andy247  May. 17, 2011 at 11:37

If the Lovefilm integration doesn't come true now that Stelph has planted the seed in my mind, a little piece of my soul will die :(

Stelph  May. 17, 2011 at 11:42

I accept all responsibility for Amazons actions :)

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