It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The tablets are planned to be 7″ and 10″ models. Amazon will still be sourcing the touch panels for these tablets from TPK Holdings and Wintek and will also be outsourcing the production of the tablets to Foxconn Electronics and Quanta Computer.
The Kindle Fire has been a really great seller for Amazon, so it should come as no surprise that Amazon appears to be enjoying the wave of tablet sales and have focused their energies in that direction. In addition, Amazon has been reducing orders for it’s e-Paper products and increasing its supply of E Ink. This is likely a sign that they may be reducing their focus on traditional Kindle eBook readers.
Until now, there has been a price gap and even a weight penalty between full tablet PCs and devices like the Kindle. Amazon has been influential in leading the charge towards lower cost Android tablets. In the last quarter of 2011, Amazon shipped nearly 4 million of them. In addition to the traditional eBook category, the company also has an excellent opportunity to sell content such as music, video and apps to general tablet PC owners. It’s understandable that with these indicators, Amazon is looking forward to an Android and LCD powered future.
@RishikaVijan wait around for a while… The Amazon kindle FIRE might give iPad a run for its money. And asus is getting The Padphone.