Though we haven’t had an actual confirmation from Amazon yet, this should put an end to any doubt anyone had as to whether or not they would be releasing a tablet. After taking a look at this press release from IceWarp, it quickly became evident that there is an official Amazon tablet, and it will be launching soon. Check out a few lines from the press release below:
IceWarp is compatible with the upcoming Amazon tablet, the global provider of unified communications and collaboration solutions announced Friday.
Future Amazon tablet users will be tapping rich Android Apps market, that delivers a plethora of solutions, such as Jabber (XMPP) for mobile Instant Messaging, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for mobile multi-media conferencing – all supported by IceWarp,” explains Mr. Klos. “Paired with IceWarp, the tablet will deliver a full-fledged mobile UCC experience.
Additionally, the press release contained estimates on how many shipments of the Amazon tablet we could expect.
According to Dow Jones reporter Matthew Jarzemsky, Amazon (AMZN) is expected to hit the ground running in the tablet race, behind only Apple’s (AAPL) dominant iPad in shipments seen in the 3Q. AMZN is likely to ship 1M to 1.2M units, beating the 750,000 to 900,000 seen for Acer (2353.TW), Samsung (005930.SE) and others, but trailing Apple’s 14M to 15M. Total tablet deliveries, excluding unbranded generic models, seen topping 21M units, up from 13.5M to 14.5M in 2Q, Dow Jones reports.
As stated earlier, it’s safe to assume that the Amazon tablet will launch soon. Though no confirmation of when it will launch is known, it can’t be far off. That said, will you purchase one? Can Amazon succeed where other Android tablets have failed? Hit up the comments and let us know!