After passing on the Kindle Fire, Foxconn said to be building Amazon's 10.1 inch tablet

After passing on the Kindle Fire, Foxconn said to be building Amazon's 10.1 inch tablet
A story in DigiTimes says that after missing out on the contract to build the Kindle Fire, contract manufacturer Foxconn will be building Amazon's 10.1 inch tablet. Contrary to earlier speculation that these tablets won't be rolled out until next year, the story says that Foxconn could be shipping the Amazon 10.1 inch tablets before the ball drops in Times Square. Historically, Foxconn has handled the building of Amazon's Kindle devices, but according to DigiTimes, Foxconn turned down the contract to produce the Kindle Fire because its manufacturing capabilities were already taxed by the production of the Apple iPad 2.

Amazon instead turned to Quanta to produce its 7 inch tablet. This is the contract manufacturer that was responsible for building the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is somewhat ironic since many have said that the Kindle Fire resembles the BlackBerry tablet. The only difference between the two, many say, is that the Amazon tablet has a slower processor in order to keep its price down. The Kindle Fire was just introduced this week and will ship on November 15th.

The 10.1 inch Amazon tablet is code named the "Coyote" and like the 7 inch Kindle Fire, is expected to be sold by Amazon at a loss. Pricing the unit cheap enough to take business away from the Apple iPad 2, Amazon is expected to make up for the low price of the tablet by offering apps and other content along with cloud based services, at a price.

source: DigiTimes

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11 Comments

1. yaseen unregistered

good going amazon

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I expect to see mass bashing of amazon by fandroids. After all they have horrible working conditions. Oh wait it's not Apple so it's fine.

5. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yea f**k Amazon and their s**tty customized version of android. And Cant forget about Apple f**k them too. LOL

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

wait is amazons os a thing of android? … i kinda wish amazon had created their own os…

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Boo! Yet another American product, made by an American company, that will not create any American jobs. Not to mention, this just keeps Foxconn in the business of treat people less than human. It seems like the worst they treat their employees, the more business American companies give them. Not hating on China, but damn! We need jobs here, and I thought that's what all those tax cuts were supposed to do? Create jobs! Second thought, I guess they are creating jobs. Just not here!

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Tax cuts just keep money in rich people's pockets. They've created zero jobs in the last 10 years or so we've had them. Maybe tax cuts on small business would help.

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Whateverman and Taco50 on the same side! How magical is that?! +1,000

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

maybe if we had a president who knew something about business that would really help our country out… but seriously jobs are not the only thing an economy needs… i personally think amazon is helping the economy by stimulating the market and (hopefully) bringing in money from europe and asia… and tax cuts are bs… somehow we have all these "tax cuts", but then theres a brand new bill with a new tax… and i maybe if the government focused on other stuff besides for taxing the rich, they cud find a good solution! taxes are good in moderation, but they dont help the economy if the money doesnt go towards helping the economy…

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

The republicans wanted it, the president agreed to it. That makes both parties negligent in their duties to do what's right for the ENTIRE country. I'm not picking on one side or the other because they're both in the pockets of "Big Business". It doesn't make sense for me to pay 30 plus percent, while Donald Trump pays 15-20%. You make a good point about the possibility of bringing more revenue into the US, but money never trickles down. It always manages to stay at the top like beer foam and floaters!

10. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

they are doing it right.

11. FoxconnTech unregistered

Working at Foxconn and dealing directly with the Amazon team, I can tell you honestly that the people from Amazon's china team are s**tty. Honestly, I haven't dealt with any customer as bad as these people throughout my career. They demand that our employees work 7 day shifts just to meet their orders. They're much much worse than apple's employees and think that they're the best company in the world.

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