A Wave of Kindle-Domain Names
KindleZen alerted us to Domain Name Wire's article on Amazon registering the KindleWave.com domain name, soon after Amazon had claimed "KindleScribe.com."
CAVEAT TO ALL THE SPECULATION ABOUT DOMAIN NAMES
DomainNameWire adds this (emphases mine):
' To be fair, both the Kindle Scribe domain names and Kindle Wave domain names could be merely defensive registrations by the company. KindleScribe.com and KindleWave.com recently expired and Amazon picked them up after they were deleted. KindleScribe.com was registered to a Los Angeles company; KindleWave.com was registered by a Tennessee company. '
DIGITIMES ON THIRD SUPPLIER FOR 7" TOUCH PANELS
Digitimes' Yenting Chen and Adam Hwang report that Amazon has added TPK Holding as a third supplier of 7-inch touch panels, the other two, Wintek and J Touch, having been mentioned earlier.
HOWEVER, on July 1, Digitimes reported, per an earlier Kindleworld blog article, that Amazon had "held talks with TPK Holdings" and others for the supply of touch panels." That doesn't mean they contracted to do this at the time, but these talks were almost two months ago.
Digitimes adds that the other two suppliers "clarified" that they'd not lost orders but that it's reasonable that clients select additional suppliers when supply is tight. The Taiwan industry newspaper also reports that "Wintek stressed that it will start production of touch panels for Amazon as originally scheduled, with shipments to begin in September."
That would mean shipments to whatever entity would be assembling these, so any devices with Wintek-supplied 7-inch touch panels would likely not be seen that soon.
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