Amazon Will Finally Go To War With The iPad In August [Kindle Tablet]


Image used under CC license from kodomut on Flickr
Image used under CC license from kodomut on Flickr

We’ve written how Amazon plans to challenge Apple’s iPad with its own Android-based tablet. New details indicate the devices will appear as soon as September, in time for the important U.S. holiday buying period.

The e-book maker plans to sell 4 million tablets in 2011, shipping between 700,000-800,000 units per month, industry publication DigiTimes reports, citing unnamed “Taiwan-based component makers.” The tablet will use Texas Instrument processors, with Wintek providing touch panels and Quanta Computer assembling the who package.

Earlier leaks indicate the Kindle-maker will offer to tablet versions: a 7-inch device codenamed “Coyote” for $349 and a 10-inch model for $449. Amazon will provide “streaming movies services” for its tablet users, according to today’s report. The Internet retailer recently was ranked just behind Apple in online video sales.