DigiTimes writes Amazon is likely to outsource the production of its upcoming 10.1-inch tablet to Foxconn and that shipments are likely to begin before year-end. The site also heard that Quanta landed the 7-inch Kindle Fire orders because Foxconn was too busy with manufacturing Apple's iPads.
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.