10-inch Tablet Joins Amazon Rumors

Sep 01, 2011

Reports of a second Amazon tablet have surfaced in Taiwan. DigiTimes cites sources who say that Amazon will start manufacturing a 10-inch tablet in Q1 2012. Amazon is slated to come out with a smaller, 7-inch tablet device in October. Although it is not confirmed by Amazon, Forrester Research analysts predicted that Amazon could sell between 3 million to 5 million of its first device this during Q4 2011.

Whether or not Amazon's tablets could give the iPad a run for its money remains to be seen. Amazon's success with the Kindle, internet distribution presence, and media hype, combined with an aggressive pricing scheme that allegedly puts its tablets at "hundreds less" than the iPad, could make the company a valid threat to Apple, which currently dominates the tablet market.