Amazon’s Android Tab Could Launch In Late August

Talk of Amazon’s Android based tablet has been rife, with all sorts of specifications and features being suggested. Many are wondering when we will see the table launched, but some well placed sources have hinted at a release in the latter stages of August.

According to Metro, Amazon want to launch the tablet in accordance with peak sales times, meaning August or September. The build up to Thanksgiving and Christmas would see many tablets shifted as gifts for the holiday events in November and December. The claims come from the tablet’s Taiwan-based component maker.

Electric Pig has reported that the tablet is set to house a Texas Instruments processor rather than the NVIDIA chip which almost everyone was expecting. Taiwan-based Wintek will be responsible for the supply of touch panes, with Quanta Computer overseeing the assembly of the tablets to be.

Reports suggest that Amazon are targeting 4 million of their Android tablet sales by the end of 2011, which is rather ambitious considering the hot competition on the market. We may also see Microsoft’s self branded Windows 8 tablet launched in the future as another rival. Can Amazon clash swords with the likes of Apple and their iPad? Time will tell, let your thoughts be known in the comments section.