Just a few miles away from Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Amazon’s secretive Lab 126 division is hard at work.
The group is led by Gregg Zehr, a former Palm VP of hardware engineering, and its mission is to build Amazon’s next killer device. The 800+ software and hardware engineers at Lab 126 have created the successful Kindle e-readers and the game-changing Kindle Fire tablet. Now, they are about to finish work on a new generation of tablets, and gossipers say, working on Amazon’s first smartphone.
Reuters reports that Staples president Demos Parneros said that Amazon will launch five or six tablet stock-keeping units (models in retail speak), of [...]