Amazon is a US-based electronic commerce company founded back in 1994. The vast majority of you are very familiar with this company, and have probably used their services already. Amazon is actually a lot more than just an online company, they also manufacture smartphones and tablets, not to mention other projects they’re currently involved in. Amazon has introduced a number of ‘Fire’ tablets in the last couple of years, and also their ‘Fire’ phone which didn’t fare all that well in the market. Anyhow, the latest ‘Fire’ tablet Amazon has announced was the Fire HDX 8.9, and it was announced back in September last year, which means it has been almost a year since Amazon announced their very own tablet.
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That being said, a new report from DigiTimes actually mentions Amazon’s upcoming tablet. The report states that Amazon is working on an 11-inch tablet, and this is actually the first time we hear about it. The report also states that Amazon is planning to release a 12-inch tablet, but that they’ll have a quite limited amount of units to sell to interested parties. According to the report, Amazon has placed orders for less than 100,000 displays for this device (in a month). DigiTimes, however, is not the only source that mentioned Amazon’s upcoming tablet lately. We also stumbled upon TabletMonkey’s report, a site which spotted SG98EG device in FCC listing. The tablet is listed to sport a 2.4 GHz, 5.2 GHz and 5.8 GHz a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, as well as both Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.1. The listing also indicates that the tablet might offer microSD expansion as well.
So, by the looks of it, Amazon is getting ready to launch at least one tablet until the end of this year, and quite probably within a month or two. The last Amazon-branded tablet has been launched last September, as we’ve already mentioned, so this seems like a perfect timeframe for the company to unveil its successor. According to what we hear, at least one tablet will sport a display bigger than 11-inches (quite probably a 12-inch one), but it is highly likely that Amazon plans to release a smaller (7 or 8-inch) tablet(s) as well. Either way, stay tuned for additional info.