Not to be left behind by other technology giants, Amazon is jumping on the tablet bandwagon. Sources confirmed to DigiTimes today that Quanta Computer, a Taiwan-based notebook maker, has received OEM orders from Amazon for their own tablet PC. Set to start shipping as soon as the second half of 2011, this device’s peak season monthly orders are expected to reach between 700,000 and 800,000 orders.
Amazon’s transition into iPad territory follows the trend of its biggest e-reader competitor, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, which released its full-fledged tablet, Nook Color, last November. According to Business Insider‘s Dan Frommer, Amazon has potential to become a huge player in the world of tablets. The only question is, what will happen to the Kindle now?