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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Amazon is reported to launch tablet PC later this year

Tablet PC market is becoming richer day by day with many new companies making their mark in this competitive market. Apple’s iPad keeps their dominance in this growing market. To compete with this popular product, many companies launched their tablet devices but neither of them could see any success like iPad. However, it is heard that Amazon’s reported tablet PC can become successful to dent iPad’s market share.

If the news published in the Taiwanese tech publication, DigiTimes, is true then gadget lovers can see a tablet PC from this company. It may come in the second half of 2011. DigiTimes reported that Amazon.com has hired a Taiwan-based notebook maker to start building of its own tablet PCs.

According to the report, the Taiwan-based notebook maker, Quanta, will produce about 700,000-800,000 units per month for Amazon. In addition to Amazon, it is also making tablet PCs for RIM and Sony and it is also expected to make the second generation “LePad” device for Lenovo.

DigiTimes didn’t mention how they got the information. However, Quanta didn’t say anything about it. Amazon is still getting success with E-book reader but it is limited only in the North America. The growing popularity of tablet PC can make impact in the E-book market.

DigiTimes reported, "Amazon internally plans to reduce Kindle's market price to attract consumer demand from the education and consumer market, while (it) will push tablet PC using its advantage in software and content resources to challenge iPad2."

E-Ink will help the company to make the device providing touchscreens. The tablet PC from Amazon is expected to be run by Google’s “Honeycomb” version of Android.

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