New supply chain rumor names manufacturers for upcoming Amazon tablets.
The Amazon tablets move closer. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Amazon Android tablet would launch before October. Today Digitimes has a report that talks about two Amazon tablets. A 10.1-inch Amazon tablet is supposed to be manufactured by Foxconn and will be shipping in 2012. A 7-inch Amazon tablet is already shipping to Amazon from Quanta Computer.
This would mean that Amazon first releases a 7-inch tablet. The WSJ report yesterday talked about a 9-inch tablet. Amazon is actually doing a great job in keeping their tablet plans secret. Jeff Bezos only confirmed that there will be an Amazon tablet, but nobody seems to have any real information about them. If Amazon can keep this secrecy up until the launch of the Amazon tablet, then there are also in this respect a real competitor to Apple.
Amazon has the content eco-system and cloud services in place to effectively compete with Apple. Amazon also has collected tremendous experience with the Kindle device. I am pretty sure they know how to do a tablet right that can rattle the domination of the Apple iPad.