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Craig Horlacher
06-27-2011, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110621PD222.html' target='_blank'>http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110621PD222.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as soon as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1309191213.usr309.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Could this be the for Android Tablets what the Motorola Droid was for Android Phones?&nbsp; Amazon/Verizon Droid/Kindle - all some names with muscle behind them!&nbsp; We'll have to see.&nbsp; Now that Honeycomb has been cleaned up a little with Version 3.1 and more and more tablet optimized Android apps are released every day this fall could be a good time for a well respected company to release some good Android tablet hardware!&nbsp; The info from the source basically says Amazon wants to hit the Christmas season and it will use a TI CPU/GPU instead of the more common Tegra 2.&nbsp; I think that could be a good thing with rumors suggesting the TI processor has better GPU performance.&nbsp; It also mentions that Amazon will provide movie streaming services for it.&nbsp; Are you holding out to buy a tablet until you see what Amazon releases?&nbsp; What do you think about Amazon getting into the full-featured tablet business?</p>