There’s been a lot of chatter about the Amazon tablets and a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests one could land before October. This fits in nicely with what we’ve heard before and it may also be going up against a new iPad at that time.
There’s no solid information on what the Amazon tablets will be called or what these devices will look like but previous reports indicate we could see a 10-inch device and a 7-inch tablet in the not-too-distant future. The larger one is supposedly code-named “Hollywood” and this would likely include built-in access to the company’s streaming video, which would be a first for mobile devices.
We’ve also heard that the Amazon tablets will be using NVIDIA Tegra chips as its processors. NVIDIA has continued to tell us that its quad-core Kal-El chip will be in a commercial product in the August time-frame and that could fit in well with this latest report about the Amazon tablets.
These devices are all but guaranteed to run Android as Amazon could potentially do a run around Google by using its App Store as the main way for users to download new apps. I’d look for it to want to include the core Google products if possible though, as not having things like YouTube, Maps or Gmail could hurt.
Sounds like these things should be hitting the market sooner rather than later but Amazon may find Apple has another tablet up its sleeves, as rumors of an iPad HD continue to come out. This is supposed to be an iPad 2 with a boosted screen and maybe better specs but we definitely know that this holiday season will be an exciting one if you’re looking to buy a tablet.