According to media reports focusing on Taiwanese industry, Amazon might keep the suppliers from this region quite busy this year with three new models of the popular Kindle Fire.
CENS reports that Amazon will "bring ample business opportunities to Taiwanese supporting factories, including Quanta and Hon Hai for assembly orders, Prime View and Chimei Innolux for FPD (flat panel display) supply, and Chimei Innolux for exclusive supply of 7" touch sensors."
Considering that the report is too detailed not to have some truth to it, we investigate the matter even further.
The report also suggests that the three new models Amazon is planning to release on the market are suitable for all tastes as well as pocket sizes.
Rumours point to a modest tablet with a 7 inch display and resolution of 1024x600, whilst another suggests a version for the more advanced users keen to get a portable device of the same size but with a better resolution - 1280x800.
In addition, Amazon is expected to introduce to the market a larger tablet with an 8.9 inch display, a 1920x1200 resolution as well as high end features. In order to keep costs at a minimum, Amazon could be looking at tightening relations with their Taiwanese suppliers.