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Amazon said to be considering taking back Kindle Fire purchasing rights

Mar 13, 22:30

Amazon reportedly plans to change its component purchasing strategy for Kindle Fire and will make all the decisions itself instead of relying on ODMs, according to sources from the...

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Amazon much-fanfared smartphone may be delayed, say sources

Mar 11, 12:23

Market rumors have indicated that Amazon may not be able to release its first smartphone in the second quarter of 2013 as originally scheduled, as the production progress at its manufacturing...

Digitimes Research: Entrance to Japan e-book market may be good for Amazon in the long term

Feb 1, 15:58

After several years of negotiations with local publishers, Amazon finally entered Japan's e-book market with its Kindle devices and Kindle Store in October 2012, but e-book prices...

Global tablet shipments to top 170-180 million units in 2013

Jan 15, 15:27

Global sales of tablets are expected to top 170-180 million in 2013 with 7-inch models likely to enjoy higher growth momentum, according to industry sources, citing data released...

Amazon asks AUO to enter its tablet panel supply chain, say sources

Jan 3, 22:08

Amazon has reportedly asked Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) to enter its supply chain to provide panels for its upcoming tablet products in 2013, according to industry...

ODMs reportedly to receive storage product orders from Facebook

Jan 2, 20:36

Facebook reportedly plans to outsource new storage product orders to Taiwan-based ODMs with both Quanta Computer and Wistron having a chance to land the orders, according to sources...

More brands to introduce smartphones in 2013

Dec 19, 22:02

Firms such as Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft all intend to introduce own-brand smartphones which may stir up price competition and become major influences on the market in the second...

Compal lands orders for tablets from Amazon, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 3, 15:19

Compal Electronics has obtained orders for Amazon's third-generation tablet to be launched in September 2013, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

FIH reportedly lands handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon

Nov 26, 22:04

Foxconn International Holding (FIH) has reportedly landed handset orders from Microsoft and Amazon and is set to launch the devices in mid-2013, according to sources from the upstream...

Notebook ODMs offer extra services to attract tablet orders

Nov 19, 22:55

With notebook shipments estimated to only have a single-digit percentage growth on year in 2013, notebook ODMs including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron, are aggressively...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 30% in 2013

Nov 19, 15:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 30% to 865 million units in 2013, accounting for 43.9% of total handset shipments in the year, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Amazon loses less money with Kindle Fire HD, says IHS

Nov 6, 15:30

The low-end 7-inch Kindle Fire HD that has 16GB of NAND flash and Wi-Fi wireless carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost of US$165.00, according to research firm IHS. When the US$9.00...

Google, Amazon and other vendors in China to lead pricing in low-cost smartphone segment, say sources

Nov 5, 22:59

While sales of low-cost smartphones are expected to continue growing in the next few years, Google, Amazon and other Internet service companies in China may lead price competition...

EIH 3Q12 operation expected to swing into profitability

Oct 23, 15:06

Taiwan-based EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) is expected to see its business operation in the third quarter of 2012 turn into profitability from consecutive...

Amazon unlikely to launch color e-book readers in 4Q12

Sep 28, 14:44

Amazon is unlikely to launch color e-book readers in the fourth quarter of 2012 because the technology is not yet mature, sources with Taiwan's supply chain have indicated.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sees shipment delays due to supply chain issues

Sep 27, 16:16

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite is seeing shipment delays as a result of the product's supply chain. Because the device's raw materials and production labor are in shortage, its production...

Asustek denies plans to launch US$99 Nexus tablet with Google

Sep 27, 01:20

Google and Asustek Computer reportedly are considering launching two new Nexus 7 tablets – an US$199 upgraded model and an US$99 entry-level model; however, Asustek has refuted...

Wal-Mart stops selling Amazon Kindle e-book and tablet products

Sep 24, 15:32

American-based Wal-Mart has stopped selling Amazon Kindle e-book readers and tablets, claiming that it does not want its stores to act as purchasing grounds for Amazon products.

TXC revenues to hit new high in September, ramping up capacity for new orders

Sep 17, 16:20

Quartz component maker TXC is expected to see its revenues continue to hit a new record in September 2012 after revenues topped an historic high of NT$972 million (US$33 million)...

Digitimes Research: Kindle Fire HD shipments expected to reach 5 million units in 2H12

Sep 12, 16:10

Combined shipments of the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD are expected to reach five million units in the second half of 2012, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst...

Market observers conservative about e-book reader growth in 2H12

Sep 12, 01:00

Market observers are conservative about e-book reader growth in the second half of 2012 as consumers are expected to purchase new tablet products from major makers such as Google...

EIH August revenues up sequentially, down on year

Sep 10, 10:46

Taiwan-based EPD (electrophoretic display) maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) saw consolidated revenues of NT$2.556 billion (US$85.3 million) for August hike by 40.67% on month but drop by...

Amazon supply chains to benefit from release of next generation Kindle Fire

Sep 5, 15:42

Supply chains affiliated with Amazon's Kindle Fire are expecting to see profits boost over the next two months due to the soon-to-be released next generation Kindle Fire that is expected...

Supply volume of 7.85-inch iPad to reach 4 million units starting in September

Aug 21, 02:05

Supply volume of Apple's 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to...

Digitimes Research: Global tablet PC shipments to reach 89 million units in 2012

Jul 31, 14:17

Affecting by weaker-than-expected global economic growth in the second half of 2012, Digitimes Research estimates that global branded tablet PC shipments will only reach 49.18 million...

Amazon may delay Kindle shipments, say sources

Jul 12, 01:25

Amazon's soon-to-be-released next-generation Kindle is currently facing problems with mass production due to problems with the device's front light design, which may delay shipping...

E Ink 3Q12 revenues to increase as Amazon enters Brazil

Jul 4, 15:25

EPD (electronic paper display) provider E Ink will see increased revenues as of third-quarter 2012 due to Amazon's plans to set up a digital bookstore in Brazil, according to industry...

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Amazon to start shipping new Kindle Fire in August, sources claim

Jun 28, 11:51

Amazon's new 7.85-inch Kindle Fire is reported to have an August release date this year at a price of US$199, according to upstream industry sources.

Amazon reportedly may drop 7-inch Kindle Fire price to welcome new models

Jun 15, 12:16

As Amazon is said to be considering launching new e-book readers and 7-inch tablet PC products at the beginning of the third quarter, the company is expected to have a chance to reduce...

WoA tablet PCs struggling to hit price targets

May 18, 15:07

WoA (Windows on ARM) tablet PCs, based on estimated general BOM costs of US$300-350 for 10-inch tablet PCs and US$150-200 for 7-inch models, are struggling to meet vendors' price...

Amazon likely to launch 10.1-inch Kindle Fire in 3Q12; to suspend 8.9-inch model

May 18, 01:30

The latest market rumors indicate that Amazon is likely to launch a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire in the third quarter, while tentatively suspending the launch of a speculated 8.9-inch mod...

Amazon likely to launch color e-book readers in 2H12, say sources

May 10, 01:25

Amazon is likely to launch color e-book readers in the second half of 2012, with makers in the supply chain to begin shipping related parts and components in May, according to industry...

Quanta, Compal expected to achieve growth in 2H12 gross margin

Apr 3, 01:30

Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are both expected to see falling gross margins in the first quarter of 2012 with Quanta's problems due to its weak shipments for non-notebook...

Amazon to launch 2-4 new tablet PCs in 2012, say sources

Mar 29, 01:00

Amazon will launch at least two tablet PCs in 2012, with a possibility that the number may increase to four, according to industry sources. Shipments of a 10.1-inch model are expected...

Catcher to supply chassis for Amazon tablet PC

Mar 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based chassis maker Catcher Technology has recently received orders from Amazon for a new Kindle Fire tablet PC, according to sources from the upstream supply chain; however,...

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    Amazon Fire smartphone

    Amazon has unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by the company and features Amazon's Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond...

    Photo: Company, Jun 19.

  • Amazon+Kindle+Fire+HDX+tablets

    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets

    Amazon has introduced the third generation of Kindle Fire - the new Kindle Fire HDX. The Kindle Fire HDX tablets features the newest version of Fire OS, and new features and services...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader

    Amazon has introduced the fifth-generation Kindle e-book reader - Kindle Paperwhite - constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light...

    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

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    Amazon 6-inch Kindle e-book reader

    The latest generation Kindle features a new design that is 30% lighter at just 5.98 ounces, 18% smaller, and turns pages 10% faster, Amazon said. Althoughit is lighter and smaller,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 4.

  • Amazon+Kindle+Touch%2FTouch+3G+e%2Dbook+reader

    Amazon Kindle Touch/Touch 3G e-book reader

    Kindle Touch is a new addition to Amazon's e-book reader family with a touch screen that makes it easier to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with an e-ink display...

    Photo: Company, Sep 30.

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