iPad production to hinder Amazon’s tablet plans?

iPad production to hinder Amazon’s tablet plans?You can always count on Digitimes for the latest in component-related gossip to come out of Taiwan.

This time they’re talking about the as-yet-unannounced (but seemingly inevitable) Amazon tablet, specifically suggesting that the relentless mass production of the iPad 2 might hinder the book giant’s plans.

Digitimes reports that Amazon has been in talks with four different Taiwan-based suppliers, namely TPK Holdings, Wintek, HannStar Display and J Touch, however at least two of those are said to be waist-deep in iPad orders.

The first batch of Amazon tablets is rumoured for a September launch, with an initial order of 1.5-2 million units. Reportedly Amazon hopes to punt 4 million in total before the end of the year.

Impressive and optimistic figures, no doubt, but that’s still some way behind the 40-odd million iPad 2s expected to go this year.

We still haven’t heard anything official yet, but we’re expecting a 7in dual-core “Coyote” and a 10in quad-core (cripes) “Hollywood”.

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Abvance  Jun. 30, 2011 at 18:36

These look kinda cool.

tryptase  Jun. 30, 2011 at 20:11

If Apple are happy to sue Samsung what will they do to Amazon?

blingbling  Jun. 30, 2011 at 20:34

Apple is still the best.

alexokok  Jul. 1, 2011 at 03:56

pretty good

TimS  Jul. 1, 2011 at 10:12

Sounds very good to me!


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