Bits of news and rumor continue to swirl around Amazon’s impending tablet. The latest — which, according to Digitimes, was leaked by someone at one of the component suppliers involved in the project — is that Amazon’s 10.1-inch tablet will not go into production until the first quarter of 2012. The larger of two expected Amazon tablets will, according to the report, be assembled by Foxconn. Foxconn also assembles the Kindle ereaders and Digitimes also reports that it is estimated 15-18 million Kindles were built at Foxconn in 2011.
Amazon is expected to release a 7-inch tablet within the next couple of months. Reports have, for several months, had the smaller Kindle tablet being assembled by Quanta Computer.