Next Amazon Kindle Fire To Have A 10.1-inch Display, Release Date Is Q3?


21.05.2012

Next Amazon Kindle Fire To Have A 10.1-inch Display, Release Date Is Q3?

Ever since the Amazon’s Kindle Fire was launched there were some rumors circling around saying its successor will have a quad-core chipset, and, most likely, a bigger display. We’ve seen a lot of speculations in the last fortnight talking about an alleged 8.9-inch tablet manufactured by Samsung. Well, it seems now that it’s a 10.1-inch device…

It’s interesting though how most of the tablet makers are migrating towards smaller tablets, while Amazon is rumored to make the display of their next Kindle Fire bigger. Motorola, for example, released a 8.2-inch tablet, Apple is reportedly working on a 7.85-inch iPad Mini, and Samsung launched 7.7 and 8.9-inch models, while Toshiba extended their range of products with new ones having similar display sizes.

Rumor has it that the next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire will bring more than a bigger display. It will probably feature a better chipset, too, most likely Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3.

Amazon hopes to ship 30-40 million tablets in 2012, and rumors say that the new 10.1-inch Kindle Fire will arrive on the market in Q3 2012. I’m curious to see whether Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will underpin the experience on the Amazon tablet, of course with the retailer’s specific user interface and its integrated services.

Everyone expects Amazon’s next gen tablet to be affordable, with a price tag of around $200-250, but will it be able to compete against Google’s mysterious tablet. Rumors say that the search engine giant is working on a cheap 7.0-inch Android tablet with high-end specifications and a price of only $150. Apple’s alleged iPad Mini will also be a fierce rival against the next-gen Kindle Fire, especially if the rumors will be confirmed and it will hit the market with a price of $250.

Amazon looks like they want to make the Kindle Fire a product that will generate huge profits for the world’s biggest retailer, now that it was reported that the US-based online retailer will begin selling advertising space on the welcome screen of their popular tablet.

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