From Wire Reports

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Based on rumors floated from suppliers, Amazon is expected to launch a new tablet computer later this year.

DigiTimes reported that Taiwanese notebook computer maker Quanta Computer has received orders from Amazon to build its new tablet PC.

Amazon hasn’t commented.

During the peak season, DigiTimes said orders are expected to reach about 700,000 to 800,000 units per month. Quanta is expected to start shipping as soon as the second half of 2011, generating as much as $3.5 billion in additional revenue for Quanta.

Quanta also declined comment.

Quanta currently makes tablets for RIM and Sony, and it is reportedly in talks with Lenovo.

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