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UK Can Expect Kindle Fire by January 2012

Not long ago, Amazon launched its entertainment-oriented, pocket-friendly Fire in US, and the device made a gigantic buzz that claimed it to be the first ever iPad rival in the tech town. No wonder it made people go crazy for getting their hands onto the lovely Kindly Fire, and the Fire caught more fire when CEO Jeff Bezos declared that the device would be pegged at $200 in comparison to Apple’s $500.

Despite all enticing statements, not many words were shared about the release dates of Kindle Fire outside the United States. The tablet is keen on providing downloads of apps, music as well as movies, and there’s no point giving a second thought to the fact that the United States is the focal point of all prime internet services provided by Amazon.

But now, it has been informed by reliable sources that the Kindle Fire will make it to the British market by January and therefore, waiting is perhaps the most advisable thing you can give to all the thrifty shoppers around you.

As per stats, Kindle Fire has been the best-selling product in United States for the last two months, and it is highly being anticipated by market experts and analysts that the Kindle Fire will soon inspire a tremble for the long-running dominance of iPad.

On the other hand, experts are of the view that though Apple’s iPad will retain its ascendancy in IT market during the next year, Kindle Fire is expected to swallow as much as 50% of sales of Android-based tablets.

Though there’s no information on what the price of Fire will be like in the United Kingdom, speculation are on a high that it will be affordable enough and maybe Amazon might sell it at a discount or loss of $3 per unit, in comparison to its price in the United States, since it is vitally a ‘shop front’ focused on digital selling of music, films, books and apps.

Samsung Google TV to Arrive in 2012

Samsung Google TV would hit markets by next year and company officials have claimed that their products would be different from league.

There are sure that their TV sets being different from their competitors would become an advantage to them and would give stiff competition to their opponents. TV Department President Yoon Boo-keun said he would not refute allegations that they were going to launch their TV this year, but they could not as their product was quite similar to Google’s TV partners Logitech and Sony.

But, the incident has not dropped Samsung’s spirits down and they have been working really hard to get their product in the market by 2012. There is no end to problems as now LG is also working out to introduce its new model before Samsung.

For now, Google TV comes out with union of Sony Corporation and Logitech International set-top boxes which gives its viewers freedom to access internet on their TV screens. They could access internet videos as well as ‘m’ number of websites and there is a treat for video game lovers as they could play any video game on their TV screens.

All the above features would be present in Samsung with some additional features as well. Some of them being Google TV-enabled Blu-ray player and there have been many other offers as well which have been kept as a secret and would be unveiled at the launch date.

Not only they will introduce a complete package, but are also working to introduce sleekest TV screen which would double the fun. Yoon said they have been through quite ups and downs but never gave up. There is no doubt that they still have been witnessing stiff competition but are also sure that they would sail through.

Toyota Plans To Appoint 1,500 People In India By 2012

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota announced that it will hire approximately 1,500 individuals for its Indian operations by the coming year (2012) as it steadily strengthens its production capacitance in the Indian market.

The company, which is present in the country via a JV with the Kirloskar Group, is making an investment of Rs 1,650 crore to strengthen its production capacitance by one lakh units and for raising localization of components by the next three years.

On the sidelines of an Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) summit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) Shekar Viswanathan said, “We will be hiring about 1,500 permanent employees by 2012 to meet our expansion demand. In addition to this, we will hire some contract workers also.”

The company will employ people crosswise different disciplines as the growth programme steadily unfolds.

Presently, the company is expanding the combined capacitance of its two plants in Bangalore to 2.1 lakh units as against 1.5 lakh units by the coming year.

Afterward, the capacitance at the first facility will be increased further to 1,00,000 units as compared to 90,000 units, whilst the production at the second facility will be augmented to 2,10,000 units as against 1,20,000 units.

The company has made an investment of Rs 3,200 crore to establish its second manufacturing plant, with an opening installed capacitance of 70,000 units yearly, which is now being elaborated to 1.2 lakh units each year.

Toyota had also declared plans to construct an engine facility, and swell its transmissions capacitance at a collective investment of Rs 500 crore to fulfill the demand of its Etios and Liva models.

In addition, the company will roll out the diesel versions of its small car Liva and sedan Etios in the Indian market on September 9.

The company had launched the petrol edition of the Etios in 2010, whilst the Liva model was introduced in June 2011.

At the present moment, Toyota has capacitances in position to make 6,000 units of the Etios and Liva on a monthly basis.

It will boost the production capacity to 6,800-7,000 units per month by October 2011, comprising the diesel versions.

Thus far, the company has sold around 30,000 units of the two models since their respective launches.