Foxconn Electronics To Start 10″ Kindle Fire Units Production
The Chinese company Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has received orders to produce the new version of the widely popular Amazon Kindle Fire.
This is a highly anticipated release, given that the Amazon Kindle Fire currently holds the record for being the second most popular Android tablet based on global sales. Last year, Amazon was able to ship more than 3.2 million units of the multi-touch color display tablet after was released only in November 2011.
Before this new contract with Foxconn Electronics, Quanta Computer Incorporated and Inventec have been the companies tasked to produce the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
Supposedly, Foxconn was Amazon’s first choice to be the original design manufacturer of the first generation Kindle Fire. However, during that time, Foxconn was busy manufacturing Apple iPad 2 units. Thus, Amazon had to secure another supplier. Once the production of the new Kindle Fire goes underway, however, the Chinese company will be producing as much as 80% of the world’s tablets with the Apple and Amazon deals.
The new Amazon Kindle Fire 2 is expected to have a slightly larger display at 10 inches. But other than that, there are scant details surrounding its specifications. The Kindle Fire 2 is set to arrive sometime during the second quarter of 2012.