Production of Amazon Tablets Already on the Way

July 31, 2011
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Amazon’s rumored Android tablets, a 7-incher (codenamed “Coyote”) and a 10-incher (codenamed “Hollywood”), are reportedly already in the production line and are expected to ship out some time in August or September, or in October at the latest. According to a DIGITIMES report, Taiwan-based integrated circuits manufacturers are providing the various components for the Amazon tablets.

Industry data compiled by DIGITIMES show that NVIDIA is exclusively supplying the central processing units (CPU) for the Amazon tablets. This information lends credence to the rumor that Amazon’s tablets will be sporting NVIDIA Tegra processors. The Coyote reportedly will carry a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, while the Hollywood will be getting a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3.

Amazon had been negotiating with touchscreen panel manufacturers for supplying the massive number of panels needed for the tablets. Amazon is expecting to ship a total of 4 million tablets before the year is over. DIGITIMES reports that Wintek, J Touch, and Chunghwa Picture Tubes are providing the panels for Amazon.

If rumors about the Amazon tablets’ prices are true, Amazon may be in for brisk sales of the tablets once they hit store shelves, as there seems to be strong demand for Amazon-branded Android tablets.

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