Amazon Tablets Priced for Winter Holiday Season 2011

May 23, 2011
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The leaks keep on leaking and the publishers keep on publishing when it comes to tablet news, and this Amazon situation is no special case! What we've spoken about last were a couple of code names for Amazon's supposed dueling-tablets, both the Coyote and the Hollywood tablet appearing to be legit names for their future 7-inch and 10-inch tablets respectively. Amazon is also supposedly adding some most-excellent processors in these bad boys: the Coyote getting NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core chipset and the Hollywood getting the yet-unnamed codename "Kal-El" quad-core powerhouse also from NVIDIA.

Now we've got prices, too! The smaller of the two tablets will supposedly cost $349 while the 10-inch tablet will come in at $449 - this information coming from PC Mag. If this report is true, they'll essentially be underpricing every tablet from the Motorola XOOM to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 all the way back to the ACER Iconia Tab A500. Of course the Eee Pad Transformer still would be winning out by $50, but that'd be having less than half the power that this new Kal-El processor toting Amazon tablet would have.

According to the same sources that've provided the prices, Amazon's tablets will be out in time for the winter holidays of 2011. These tablets, they say, will be opting for regular LCD displays instead of the dual-mode e-paper/color panels like Qualcomm's mirasol they'd originally been said to be shooting for. This adds to the tiny collection of oddities when it comes to this device, another point being that Samsung has been tipped as Amazon's OEM partner. Seems a bit strange given their own imminent release of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9, but considering the fact that Samsung does provide chips for Apple, a vast and all-encompassing hug of the tablet industry probably isn't out of Samsung's jurisdiction.

[via SlashGear]


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