May, 03 2011

If Amazon launches an Android Tablet that can somehow juggle a typical tablet display with the famed E-Ink screens which are brilliant for reading books (or any text) in sunlight, this holiday season could get really, really interesting. Not only would other Android Tablets face an uphill battle to compete with what is already a powerhouse, but it could also eat significantly into Apple’s  iPad sales too.

This isn’t some far fetched possibility, either. Quanta has reported to Digitimes that they’ve received Tablet PC orders from Amazon and plan to sell 700k to 800k per month in the 2nd half of 2011, contributing $3.5 billion to their bottom line. The device Quanta is making for Amazon supposedly has E-Ink capabilities. While Digitimes has been known to shoot from the hip, they’ve also got solid inside sources within supply chains and this all seems feasible to me.

I know we’re a long way from the holiday season and there are a LOT of factors that go into purchase decisions (price, specs, etc…), but I’m curious to know – as of now – where a potential Amazon E-Ink Android Tablet fits on your interest list.

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