'Four million Amazon Tablets' ready for autumn - report

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The Amazon Tablet rumours will not die - the latest from Taiwan is that the books'n'everything-seller is aiming to have 4 million units ready for autumn.

Getting ready for peak sales in the run-up to Thanksgiving and Christmas is crucial for any new hardware launch.

Today's rumour comes courtesy of component manufacturers talking to Digitimes. It suggests the fondleslabs could be ready by August or September.

The newswire reckons Wintek is providing touchscreens for the devices which will be based on modified Texas Instruments chips. ILI Technology is providing LCD controllers and Qanta will stick all the bits together.

Monthly shipments will around 700,000 to 800,000.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has stayed quiet on new devices but has promised the company will stay loyal to the Kindle even if it did choose to launch other devices.

The tablet could be used for streaming movies, according to Digi... ®

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