Amazon's 10" Android tablet coming in Q1, the 7-incher in October, analyst predicts great success1
Analysts are predicting huge success for Amazon's Android slates, mainly because everyone is expecting rock-bottom prices out of the box, sponsored by some sorts of integration with the Amazon shopping experience. A Forrester Research analyst even went so far as to predict that a year from now "Amazon" and "Android" tablets will be synonyms.
She expects the 7-incher that will launch in October to sell 3 to 5 million units in the holiday quarter alone. Amazon's own orders ballpark range is for about 800 000 to 1 million per month. "Coyote" is supposedly powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 chipset, we have been tipped, while the 10" "Hollywood" tablet should feature NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El silicon. The first one was expected in September, but Apple's iPad getting the bulk of available component supplies might have pushed the release with a month or so.
We can't argue with the fact that a low enough price seems to sell non-iOS tablets like nothing else, but it all depends how basic Amazon can go. A $99 HP TouchPad won't be beat, but at $200-$250 the Amazon-sponsored model might certainly replicate the Kindle success.
source: Digitimes & Forrester