WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Amazon is expected to outsource the production of 10.1-inch tablet PCs to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), and shipments of the 10.1-inch tablets are likely to begin before year-end 2011 for holiday-season demand, according to industry sources. Foxconn declined to comment on market reports.
Foxconn has been a long-term contractor for Amazon's Kindle e-book readers, and market watchers had expected the company to also land orders for 7-inch Kindle Fire tablets.
However, Foxconn reportedly decided to not take the 7-inch tablet PC orders as the company has been busily working on iPads for Apple, said the sources, noting that Quanta Computer landed the 7-inch Kindle Fire orders.