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Amazon Tablet Rumors Heat Up with Word of Shipping Later This Year

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An Amazon Tablet has seemed inevitable for quite some time and rumors and analysis have been saying that Amazon is the company that might actually have a shot at chipping into Apple’s runaway lead in the Tablet market. Now there’s word from Digitimes that Quanta has received orders for the Tablet and that it will probably debut later this year. (Read just in time for the Christmas season.)

Word is that this won’t replace the Kindle in Amazon’s inventory, but be an entirely new device, as Amazon will continue to drop the price on the Kindle hardware as a way of moving it into markets where it hasn’t taken hold yet.

If all is true here we’re potentially looking at Fringe Field Switching LCD displays that come from epaper manufacturer E Ink. Fringe Field Switching (FFS) panels are produced by Hydis which is a subsidiary of eInk, and they allow for the color displays that Tablets need to have to compete.

Via Engadget and just about everyone else.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

5 Comments

  1. Matt Banner

    07/15/2011 at 12:40 pm

    Why is Amazon is coming up with a tablet? Next we will have
    car manufacturers coming up with tablets followed by some other company…Read
    this article and tell me please if you find anything different about this
    special tablet.

    http://tablettechtoday.com/blogposts/amazon-builds-hype-to-introduce-android-and-kindle-tablets.html

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