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Research and Markets: 7 Kindle Fire 2 are expected to have WiFi (KC2) and 4G (KC3) models in 3Q12

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sptd6v/7_kindle_fire_2) has announced the addition of the "7 Kindle Fire 2 are expected to have WiFi (KC2) and 4G (KC3) models in 3Q12" report to their offering.

Amazon is expected to launch two types of 7 Kindle Fire 2 products featuring WiFi only (KC2) and 4G+GPS (KC3) functions in 3Q12. We reiterate that Quanta is ready to enter mass production for Kindle Fire 2 in June and overall production plans are estimated to be -1.4-1.5M units per month. CMI is likely to integrate touch panel and LCD panel module business for Kindle Fire 2. It seems that Wintek and CPT are out of the Kindle Fire 2 supply chain at this moment. Wintek may continue to supply Kindle Fire 1 touch panel (lower cost version) and CPT may start supplying 7 FFS panel for Google Nexus Tablet from May-June.

Isaiah's Key Takeaways from our research:

1. 7 Kindle Fire 2 appear to have two models with WiFi only and 4G functions.

2. CMI is likely to supply touch panel and LCD panel modules for Kindle Fire 2.

3. HannsTouch may replace Wintek to be the new touch panel suppliers for Kindle Fire 2.

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Source: Research and Markets