Jun, 21 2011

We’ve been hearing a summer release for the Amazon’s newest foray into the Honeycomb tablet scene for awhile now and it looks like we might have a little weight to add to those rumors. According to some Taiwanese component makers who are supplying Amazon with the parts needed to make their new tablets, we can expect a late summer release of their Android 3.1 line of tablets.

Amazon will ship between 700,000-800,000 units a month with a target of 4 million units sold globally by years end. So, if you thought Amazon was messing around, well – they’re not. They’re also looking to score big this holiday season and is another reason they’re aiming for that late summer release. The devices are said to come in both 7-inch (Coyote) and 10-inch (Hollywood) models and in an interesting turn of events, powered by none other than Texas Instruments of OMAP4 fame? Very interesting.

With their movie streaming service and mainstream recognition thanks to the Kindle, they may just have a winner on their hands. Do you guys think these are going to be a hit once finally unveiled? Or fall short of sales expectations like the Motorola XOOM? More importantly, will you be picking one up?

[Via Digitimes, Special thanks to Angie Strickland for the image]


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