This has the makings of the perfect Mike Daisey monologue. Foxconn, the giant Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, has reportedly entered into a deal with Amazon.com to produce the next-generation Kindle Fire tablet, reports DigiTimes. The shipments of the next-generation device are expected to begin in the first half of next year. Rumors have circulated that Amazon.com will launch a larger Kindle Fire some time next year, adding to its 7-inch multi-color $199 tablet that’s planned for release on November 15th.

The new device has been rumored to feature a 10.1-inch screen.

Earlier this month, an analyst predicted that Amazon.com could ship as many as five million Kindle Fire tablets during the fourth quarter.

Foxconn is a giant electronics maker known for producing devices such as the iPhone and iPad. The company was the subject of Mike Daisey’s one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a monologue which investigated the treatment of workers at Foxconn facilities. Daisey also was the creator of 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, which provided a snapshot of his time at the online retailer during the dot-com boom.

Previously on GeekWire: Analysts: Kindle Fire will lose Amazon a ton of money, at first

 

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  • Guest

    Enough about Foxconn. Who’s this Mike Daisey character I’ve not heard about?

  • Guest

    Enough about Foxconn. Who’s this Mike Daisey character I’ve not heard about?

    • johnhcook

      He’s an actor who has done some blistering portrayals of Apple and Amazon.com. You should check it out. Follow the link above for more info. 

      • Guest

        Have you contacted him to ask what he thinks about the Kindle Fire past, present, and future? He seems like the kind of man who would have a lot to say about both Amazon and Foxconn.

        • johnhcook

          Good idea. I tried to interview him on multiple occasions when he was in Seattle for his performance, but it just didn’t work out. Maybe worth another pass given this news. 

        • johnhcook

          Good idea. I tried to interview him on multiple occasions when he was in Seattle for his performance, but it just didn’t work out. Maybe worth another pass given this news. 

          • Guest

            Anyone who’s worked at Amazon for 21 years ought to be an excellent source of insight about the company.

          • johnhcook

            Oh, that’s 21 “dog years” at Amazon. He didn’t work at Amazon for 21 human years. In fact, Amazon is only 17 years old.

          • Guest

            That’s a bit misleading, don’t you think? I’ve had my dog for 2 years and, as far as he knows, it’s only been 2 years. Do dogs experience 12 seasons per year or something?

          • Guest

            That’s a bit misleading, don’t you think? I’ve had my dog for 2 years and, as far as he knows, it’s only been 2 years. Do dogs experience 12 seasons per year or something?

          • johnhcook

            Oh, that’s 21 “dog years” at Amazon. He didn’t work at Amazon for 21 human years. In fact, Amazon is only 17 years old.

          • Guest

            Anyone who’s worked at Amazon for 21 years ought to be an excellent source of insight about the company.

      • Guest

        Have you contacted him to ask what he thinks about the Kindle Fire past, present, and future? He seems like the kind of man who would have a lot to say about both Amazon and Foxconn.

    • johnhcook

      He’s an actor who has done some blistering portrayals of Apple and Amazon.com. You should check it out. Follow the link above for more info. 

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