DigiTimes announced that Amazon had placed an order for chassis from the Catcher Technologies plant in Taizhou, China.We take this with the usual grain of salt, including the estimate that Catcher's gross margin will be 40% on the order. If true, this could be the signal to expect a new tablet to start undergoing production within the next few months.
Most likely, Amazon will continue to price the device low enough to attract sales, offering the tablet as a loss leader with the company making the big bucks by offering content, apps and cloud based storage to users. Earlier this month, we passed along to you word that Amazon would have a 10.1 inch Amazon Kindle Fire along with an updated 7 inch model in the lineup by the second half of this year. At this point, it appears that the larger sized tablet will get first crack at the public this year.
source: DigiTimes via BGR