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”.