Last year, months before the release of the original Amazon Kindle Fire, BGR had reported that Amazon was working on not one but two Android powered tablets. The first tablet was the Kindle Fire that we all know and love, and that in one quarter became the biggest substantial player in the Android vs iPad tablet war.
After a short while more and more rumors began to pop up about a 10″ Amazon Kindle Fire. The new tablet was said to sport Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and release in early 2012. Next we heard that we could see the 10″ Amazon Kindle beast in Q2 of 2012.
So far Amazon has been mum on the word. In fact Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos were incredibly quiet up until he went on stage in NY to introduce the world to the original Kindle Fire so we can’t bank on anything until they announce it.
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However, news has come by way of Digitimes that Amazon has secured a chassis order for a new Amazon tablet. Amazon has reportedly ordered a tablet chassis for their new tablet from Taiwan vendor Catcher Technology.
Catcher Technology is one of the vendors used by Apple for the manufacturing of iPad chassis and was also used last year for the chassis in the original Kindle Fire. Digitimes is reporting:
Catcher will supply the chassis to Amazon from its plants in Taizhou, China with estimated gross margin to be more than 40%, the sources noted.
Although they don’t quote a direct source. If this is true though, perhaps we could see an actual 10″ Amazon Kindle Fire during the summer.