Earlier reports said, however, that Amazon.com's tablets would come in two forms, one a dual-core entry level unit and another in quad-core form. Both had been rumored to carry NVIDIA processors, with the quad-core units sporting NVIDIA's Kal-El processor, which runs at a 500 percent performance improvement over the currently shipping dual-core Tegra 2.
Kal-El had been expected to arrive in August on tablets, with smartphone to see their own versions later in the year.
Recently, stories have been written indicating that consumers don't want tablets, but iPads, meaning they don't see the usefulness of a non-iPad tablet. Amazon.com will have to work past that, and convince consumers that an Android tablet is in their best interests.
Difficult as that sounds, considering how Amazon.com "saved" the Kindle, when the iPad was supposed to be its death knell, don't put anything past the company.