One-fifth of Irish households do not have access to the internet in 2014, new Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures suggest. While 42pc of those without internet said they didn’t need it, 39pc cited lack of skills.
Dublin: 19.12.2014 02.14AM
The Kindle Fire
E-commerce giant Amazon is expected to roll out three new tablet computers this year, including two low-end 7-inch models and one high-end 8.9-inch model.
Since launching the Kindle Fire Android-based tablet computer late last year, Amazon has sold some 5m devices.
It is understood that Amazon has signed deals with Taiwanese manufacturers Quanta and Hon Hai for assembly of the devices, Prime View and Chimei Innolux for flat-panel displays and Chimei Innolux for exclusive supply of 7-inch touch sensors.
According to Taiwan Economic News, Amazon will roll out three different models with different resolution capabilities: a 7-inch model (1,024 x 600), a second 7-inch model (1,280 x 800) and an 8.9-inch (1,920 x 1,200).
The increased co-operation with Taiwanese suppliers will enable Amazon to cut costs and improve the profit margin it yields on the Kindle Fire.