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Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire tablet may launch in Q2

November 21st, 2011

Following the successful launch of its first tablet last week, Amazon reportedly plans to launch a second model as soon as the second quarter next year. Fresh off an apparent miss — Asus went on record in denying an earlier report from the site on Friday — DigiTimes cites unnamed sources from within Amazon’s supply …

Microsoft squeezes more revenue from Android thanks to new Quanta deal

October 13th, 2011

Microsoft announced on Thursday that Quanta Computer will begin licensing its patent technology for Android and Chrome-based smartphones and tablets. Microsoft will receive royalties from Quanta, but the terms of the deal not disclosed by either company. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Quanta, and proud of the continued success of our …

Foxconn to build Amazon’s 10.1-inch tablet

July 14th, 2011

Foxconn will build Amazon’s rumored 10.1-inch tablet, DigiTimes reported on Thursday. The Android tablet is expected to ship in 2012 according to the report, but Amazon may want to get the device out the door a bit earlier in order to to have it on store shelves in time for the holiday season. A smaller …

New MacBook Air models could launch next month

May 18th, 2011

Looking to scoop up one of Apple’s ultra-light notebook offerings? You may want to hold on to your wallet for a few more weeks. According to the latest report, Apple is preparing to update the notebook line in the not-too-distant future. “The Taiwan-based supply chain for Apple products will begin shipments of new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook …

BlackBerry PlayBook production in full swing ahead of launch

January 28th, 2011

Rumors of possible delays may be further quashed on Friday as industry watcher DigiTimes reports that production of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now in full swing. Quanta, the China-based manufacturer charged with building the BlackBerry tablets, is said to have ramped up production ahead of the device’s anticipated release in March. A pace of …

22-inch touch screen Apple iMac on the way?

January 18th, 2010

Details are scarce, and, as with most Apple grumblings, the rumor factor is sky high on the rumor Richter scale. The Chinese paper Commercial Times is reporting that Apple has signed a deal with Korean company Sintek Photronic to provide touch panels for a 22-inch, full touch screen iMac. The Times also cites a deal …

Nokia / Intel announcement to lead to netbooks in Q3?

June 24th, 2009

Just one short day after Nokia and Intel bestowed a great non-announcement upon us all, rumors are already flying. Bloomberg, citing the hit-or-miss Commercial Times as its sourceless source, suggests this morning that Nokia has placed orders with both Quanta Computer Inc. and Compal Electronics Inc. for netbooks/smartbooks. June 24 (Bloomberg) – Nokia Oyj ordered …

Apple’s rumored touchscreen netbook to sport a 10-inch display?

March 10th, 2009

Dow Jones has added fuel to the fire by chiming in with its inside information on the rumored Apple netbook. Two sources “close to the situation” have told Dow Jones that Apple is considering a netbook with a display measuring 9.7 to 10-inches and that the final specifications on the netbook are currently under review. …

Apple to announce touchscreen netbook this summer?

March 9th, 2009

According to The Commercial Times/DigiTimes, Apple has rounded up Taiwanese-based computer parts manufacturer Wintek to make displays for an upcoming touchscreen notebook. Rumors of a touchscreen Apple netbook are nothing new, but this one is quite specific in that it specifies that the displays will be passed along to Quanta who will be entrusted with …