Amazon Tablet aka the iPad Killer Coming Later This Year

Amazon Tablet

The rumor mill is churning as word is coming out that Amazon is getting ready to roll out its own version of tablet in a bid to take on the tablet market, currently dominated by the iPad, by storm.

Amazon is reportedly working with Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese manufacturer who has the capacity of producing somewhere around 700,000 to 800,000 units a month with the units starting to ship in the second half of the year.

The most intriguing aspect of this rumor is the possibility that Amazon is working with the company behind the Kindle’s E Ink display, which would indicate that the display could be as game changer as the original Kindle.

Personal Take: If I were Amazon, I would also give it a shot and try to muscle in on the tablet business. However, in order to succeed in this endeavor, Amazon must adopt the maniacal product focus approach that is Apple’s trademark…that or be very very lucky.

What are your thoughts? Should Amazon take the plunge and go “Tablet” on us? If so, can their tablet be an iPad killer as they hope? Sound off in the comments below.

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