Digitimes are reporting that Amazon have placed orders with Quanta for a tablet. Quanta is a Taiwan-based notebook maker that does a lot of OEM work for other companies. The article goes on to say that the supposed Amazon tablet would use FFS technology that was developed by E-ink.
The article also notes that the Kindle could get another price cut; if this happens then I might actually believe in the Amazon tablet.
Do you want to know why this has me worried? This article has technical details that only an insider would have.
FFS is the screen tech that is used in the NookColor. I’m sure you know that the NookColor has a high quality, high resolution 7″ LCD screen. E-ink developed the technology in the NookColor’s screen and they license it to other manufacturers. For example, LG Display make the NookColor screen.
When a source with a manufacturer says that the Amazon tablet will be using the NookColor screen, I’m willing to consider that I might be wrong.