Rumors about Amazon entering the tablet PC biz have been available for a while now, but it turns out that we might see a model as soon as August-September. International sales could reach 4 million units this year and all this info comes from Taiwanese component makers.
This launch is supposed to make the tablet a hot product at Thanksgiving time in the US and the year end holidays in Europe and the US. For the right price it might just be one of the hottest items this Christmas. Amazon uses Texas Instruments processors, while Taiwanese company Wintek supplies touch panels. ILI Technology provides the LCD drive ICs and Quanta Computer takes on the assembly.
Shipments are expected to reach 700,000 – 800,000 units each month. Amazon will also deliver movie streaming services for users of its tablet, according to the same sources.