Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kindle Rumors - 8/25/11: New Amazon domain names not meaningful? Digitimes says Amazon adds third 7-inch touch panel supplier. Shipments late?

A Wave of Kindle-Domain Names

KindleZen alerted us to Domain Name Wire's article on Amazon registering the domain name, soon after Amazon had claimed ""

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. and recently expired and Amazon picked them up after they were deleted. was registered to a Los Angeles company; was registered by a Tennessee company. '

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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1 comment:

  1. The fact that is being held by a company whose business it is to deal with such things for major corporations matters more. Amazon's more likely to conceal their prime choices for names than mere variations that might prove useful for other reasons. Personally, I can't think of a better name for a touchscreen Kindle than Kindle Touch.

    Think a moment. Kindle Scribe isn't a good name for an ereader, Scribes wrote rather than read. But it might make a good name for a note-taking app that runs on Kindles. (Something we certainly need.) I'm not sure why anyone would want to use KindleWave. It makes me think of surfing. But owning it doesn't cost Amazon much.

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