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