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Amazon to launch new tablets this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Mar 2012 21:03 User comments (8)

Amazon to launch new tablets this year According to a report in Digitimes, Amazon will reveal their Amazon Kindle sequel and a 10-inch tablet later this year.
Past rumors had speculated that Amazon would release an 8.9-inch version of the tablet, but the new report says Amazon will release two new tablets, a 7-inch sequel and a 10-inch version.

Both models will be released in the Q3 or Q4 of this year, say the sources.

Amazon has sold about 5 million Kindle Fire to date, making it the second best selling tablet of all-time.

Additionally, the report says "while still sourcing touch panels from Wintek and TPK Holdings, Amazon is expected to outsource production of the 10-inch model to Quanta Computer and Foxconn Electronics."

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8 user comments

18.3.2012 22:38

Are the enhancements worth waiting for? Was thinking of getting my wife a kindle fire for our Anniversary.


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29.3.2012 11:36

bobiroc - These tablets should be ground up designs from Amazon with better specs and design. The original Fire has been compared to a beta release. This is due to its rush to market and off-the-shelf design (playbook).


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39.3.2012 12:17

I own the Kindle and like it a lot. Does everything that I personally wanted a tablet for such as web browsing, playing simple games, video streaming, etc. I realized going in that it didn't have cameras, GPS, Bluetooth and a lot of "extras" that some folks are clamoring for in a tablet. Personally I don't use that stuff and didn't need to pay the higher price tag for it either. (I have a killer smartphone for that "other" stuff anyway.)

It's a lot better to use Kindle Fire Utility to open the device to other apps; most stuff not found on the Amazon App Store can be found in other markets and sideloaded. I also ditched the default Launcher interface, though you'll still need it if you have digital subscriptions or things stored in the Amazon Cloud.

49.3.2012 21:11

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Are the enhancements worth waiting for? Was thinking of getting my wife a kindle fire for our Anniversary.
Go ahead and buy her one; she will love it. It will fit in her purse, there are lots of apps she'll love, as well as all the other tablet features. I have one and I love it. My Fire experience has been all good. Don't forget a case.

59.3.2012 21:45

Originally posted by mphsbelle:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Are the enhancements worth waiting for? Was thinking of getting my wife a kindle fire for our Anniversary.
Go ahead and buy her one; she will love it. It will fit in her purse, there are lots of apps she'll love, as well as all the other tablet features. I have one and I love it. My Fire experience has been all good. Don't forget a case.
I actually bought her one today. I had some Best Buy Gift Cards and reward certificates and they sent me customer loyalty award thing for 20% off any tablet $199 or higher so I broke down and bought it. She has not put it down since.
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610.3.2012 1:18

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Originally posted by mphsbelle:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Are the enhancements worth waiting for? Was thinking of getting my wife a kindle fire for our Anniversary.
Go ahead and buy her one; she will love it. It will fit in her purse, there are lots of apps she'll love, as well as all the other tablet features. I have one and I love it. My Fire experience has been all good. Don't forget a case.
I actually bought her one today. I had some Best Buy Gift Cards and reward certificates and they sent me customer loyalty award thing for 20% off any tablet $199 or higher so I broke down and bought it. She has not put it down since.

710.3.2012 1:26

Happy anniversary! I'm sure she was thrilled. My husband teases me about mine as it is my constant companion. Tell her to enjoy.

810.3.2012 2:16

I love my Kindle Fire. I would love to see addition of a memory card slot and GPS in the next version but other than that that I wouldn't need much else. The GPS I would like so it could use apps like Google Sky Map. Of course some may use it for navigation or something as well.

I use my Fire usually at least a couple hours a day.

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