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Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon is reportedly considering selling its Android-based tablets as loss-leaders, in effect subsidizing the slates below cost in the expectation that buyers are then likely to spend on ebooks, multimedia and cloud storage over the lifetime of the device. Although not yet locked in as the sales strategy, Amazon is looking at launching its iPad rivals at 20- to 25-percent less than it actually costs to produce them, PCMag's sources reckon, in a manner familiar to anyone who has bought a razor or a printer.

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Amazon tablet suppliers leak as E Ink flexes FFS display investment

Amazon tablet suppliers leak as E Ink flexes FFS display investment

The pieces of Amazon's Android tablet puzzle continue to coalesce, with the retailer's lengthy parts supplier lists leaking ahead of what's expected to be a commercial launch of two slates later in Q3 2011. As well as NVIDIA's processors, the slates will reportedly use CPT touch sensors, after existing Amazon supplier E Ink - which provides the epaper panels for the Kindle - helped get the display manufacturer's foot in the door.

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Amazon tablet supplies potential delayed by Apple touch panel demands

Amazon tablet supplies potential delayed by Apple touch panel demands

Amazon's tablet production plans could be constrained by Apple's existing touch panel demands, and the two giants spar for component supplies. According to DigiTimes' sources, Amazon is looking for 1.5-2m touch panels for its first batch of tablets - the "Hollywood" and "Coyote" expected to offer ereading and media streaming as well as internet services - expected in September, with four million devices to ship before the year is out. However, some suppliers have expressed doubts that they could accommodate the scale of Amazon's demand.

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Amazon tablets using TI chips not NVIDIA; due Aug/Sept tip sources

Amazon tablets using TI chips not NVIDIA; due Aug/Sept tip sources

More Amazon tablet rumors this morning, though a change of processor from what we've heard so far. The retailer is planning to launch tablets as soon as August or September 2011, according to DigiTimes' sources at component manufacturers, though they're tipping Texas Instruments' OMAP chips being at the heart of the slates, rather than NVIDIA processors as has previously been suggested.

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Amazon Tablet Coming? CEO Jeff Bezos Says “Stay Tuned”

Amazon Tablet Coming? CEO Jeff Bezos Says “Stay Tuned”

It has been touted for awhile now that if Amazon were to come out with an Android tablet, that it would be the ultimate iPad killer. There were recent rumors that Samsung may be building the tablet and that a form of hybrid e-ink and LCD display would be used. But despite the mounting evidence that they've been quietly assembling their arsenal to do just that, the company has been staying mum until an interview today.

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Amazon Tablet using E Ink Hydis FFS display for 2H 2011 release?

Amazon Tablet using E Ink Hydis FFS display for 2H 2011 release?

The Amazon tablet rumors refuse to die, and now there are whisperings of another OEM and even some component orders to throw into the mixture. After rumors last month that Samsung would be producing the Amazon tablet for a potential late-Summer release, now DigiTimes' sources have waded in with word that Quanta Computer will be handling production, using Fringe Field Switching LCD displays sourced from epaper manufacturer E Ink.

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