Amazon Tablet rumors coming fast & furious
Digitimes is back again with even more rumors about Amazon’s mythical tablet.
The rumor this time around is that Foxconn will be making a 10″ tablet for Amazon, and it’s going to ship in 2012. also repeated the months old rumor about Quanta making a 7″ tablet for Amazon (here).
Note that there’s really no evidence to support this other than the word of 1 website. Also, it contradicts yesterday’s WSJ rumor about a 9″ Android tablet, so I would take both with a grain of salt.
At this point I’m probably the last person on the planet that doesn’t believe in the Amazon tablet. If you can see what I see, you might understand why.
I’m looking at all these rumors right now (they’re all open in tabs), and when taken as a whole they remind me of something: the pre-iPad Apple tablet frenzy. I’m not talking about the last 4 months or so before the iPad launched; I’m reminded of the 6 or more years of rumor, speculation, and tech blogger obsession.
You might be thinking that the iPad did get released, which is true. But there were also at least 4 other rumored launch dates for the Apple tablet as well as 3 other manufacturing partners and a couple "leaked" designs. They all turned out to be myths. That’s what I’m afraid we’re seeing here.
And yes, I do think the Amazon tablet frenzy is getting to be the size where it now generates rumors for its own sake. That’s why I don’t believe any of them.
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