Amazon 7-inch and 10-inch Android Honeycomb Tablets Set for August Roll Out

June 22, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s been quite a while since we started seeing info on Amazon’s new tablet flowing in. The much-spoken about Honeycomb slates – not one but two – from the house of Amazon will start rolling out this summer. The company, which is the latest to step into Android Honeycomb shoes, has announced that the coming August will see the launch of their tablets.

Taiwanese component makers are said to be supplying parts for the tablet. We hear that with their collaboration, Amazon is aiming to give away about 4 million units globally, by the year end. So, this holiday season will find Amazon busy shipping 700,000-800,000 units a month, of their Android 3.1 line of tablets.

Amazon is supposedly planning to roll out two models of their device – the 7-inch Coyote and 10-inch Hollywood models. These models are rumored to be powered by processors from the Texas Instruments stables.

And that’s not all; the devices will have touch panels from the Taiwan-based company, Wintek. The LCD driver ICs will be supplied by ILI Technology and Quanta Computer has taken over the product’s assembly.

Going by what we hear, it seems Amazon is considering its Honeycomb tablet a serious business. We expect the company to take a leaf out of Kindle, and provide the devices with movie streaming service and mainstream recognition.  If that happens, then, with this venture, Amazon might well have a winner on their shelves.

So, keep your fingers crossed, or rather open, to grab one this summer. In the meantime, we will now go hunting to know what is on the pricing front.

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