Amazon was rumored back in May to have plans for two Android tablets, a 10-inch model codenamed Hollywood and a 7-inch model codenamed Coyote. The duo are believed to launch sometime this August or September with TI chips and have been touted as iPad-killers. New reports today show that the company certainly is confident with shipment numbers expected at 1 to 1.2 million units in Q3.
The report comes from Digitimes, tracking upstream components suppliers preparing parts for Q3 tablet shipments. Overall tablet shipments in Q3 will jump up to 21 to 22 million units compared to the 13.5 to 14.5 million units shipped in Q2. RIM, Motorola, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Samsung have all begun shipping tablets in Q2 and will be joined by Amazon and HP in Q3.
Apple takes the lead with Q3 iPad shipments expected at 14 to 15 million units. Amazon's first foray into the tablet world is a bold one landing it in second place with 1 to 1.2 million units expected to ship. In order of shipment numbers, the rest of the companies include Acer, Asus, Samsung, HP, RIM, HTC, Motorola, and Dell.