It seems a tablet from Amazon is already confirmed, what with the almost endless stream of leaks and rumors concerning the tablet which, if true, will perhaps be almost as big as the iPad. The rumor world has also pegged the price of the tablet at $349 and $449 for the 7 and 10 inch models of the tablet respectively. Also, as per the last round of leaks, the 7 inch model has been named the “Coyote” while its bigger 10 inch sibling is called the “Hollywood”. The report also states the models would be based on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 and quadcore Tegra T30 “Kal-El” respectively, another sign of it being truly impressive when it is eventually launched.
However, contrary to what was initially believed, the Amazon tablet is not likely to feature a dual mode e-paper/color pixel display screens much like the Mirasol from Qualcomm. But with the speculated release date being as close as this holiday season, it is anticipated that the final models would come with regular LCD displays. This since it’s not before next year that the dual mode Mirasol displays are expected to enter mass production, though the Mirasol display is likely to be seen in at least one “converged e-reader” towards the end of this year.
The general plan it seems is that Amazon plans to take on other Android based tablets that is available in the market to date rather than target the iPad 2 from Apple. Amazon already has a few pluses on its side, like its vast e-book and multimedia content catalog and the cloud storage capability. Amazon’s unique ability to price its products just right will also be equally important. It is being speculated the OEM partner for Amazon is Samsung. If that is true, then it will be turn out to be extremely interesting. Samsung also has its own Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb slate in the market.
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