Amazon Could Come Out of the Starting Gate Strong With 1.2 Million Android Tablet Shipments Next Quarter


Wondering just how big Amazon’s push into the Android tablet market, and tablet market period, will be? DigiTimes is reporting that they are poised to ship 1-1.2 million tablets when it’s expected to be introduced in the third quarter. While Amazon has yet to acknowledge rumors of an Android tablet or a tablet of any sort, mounting evidence has made it hard to deny that they’re working on some piece of hardware with Android at the helm.

Couple that with all of their smartphone and tablet initiatives for Android and you can see why we’re optimistic that Amazon will be coming to the Android party before too long. If anyone has the biggest chance to make a big difference in the tablet space up against the big bad Apple, it’s Amazon (despite everything going on with the Appstore name battle).

Amazon is said to be bringing not just one, but two devices to the game – one codenamed Coyote and the other codenamed Hollywood. The former would house NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor, while the latter is said to be coming with Tegra 3, aka Kal-El, NVIDIA’s quad-core chipset.

The highly-successful Kindle devices have given Amazon a household name and the ability to apply that to tablets will help them more than we probably know. Amazon has also been rumored to be working on a phone, but evidence suggesting that hasn’t been as strong. [DigiTimes]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I just dont see them doing well…

    1. you must be a little slow. amazon probably couldnt screw this up if they tried.

    2. Based on what? We know so little about these devices, it’s hard to draw any conclusions on how they will stack up against competition. Probably safe to assume that Amazon will price aggressively – that’s core to their business model. If the hardware is up to snuff and assuming they don’t play any games with Market access, I think they could be very competitive.

  2. Assuming the hardware, software and price are up to scratch then Amazon & Kindle have the brand power and recognition to be the first real challenger to the ipad’s dominance.

    If Amazon were to try to restrict the devices by only allowing them to use Amazon services (no access to Android Market etc) then I suspect that might be enough to blunt their impact on the tablet market but if they can avoid that temptation the tablet market could be about to get alot more competative.

  3. i feel amazon is a little cocky but if this is the new kal el processors then hell ya

  4. Where do I sign up? I already have their cloud drive for music and they’re free app a day is a-amazing I would he willing to give them my money for a tablet

  5. Amazon has a great eco-system. If they come up with a quality product and price it aggressively. I see no reason why they can’t be successful

  6. Amazon is a great company BUT just like all companies they want to make money and that desire for capital gain might be too much for them to handle. I swear, if Amazon pulls some $hit like blocking the Android market with there AppStore or roping in Samsung to produce their tabls this experiment will end badly for them but if they play it smart and build a quality product with MORE THAN open access to everything Android users love then this could be a winning move for Amazon.

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