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Rumor: Amazon's second tablet will have 8.9-inch screen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 06 Nov 2011 2:29 User comments (2)

Rumor: Amazon's second tablet will have 8.9-inch screen According to multiple sources in the supply chain, Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire for future release.
Amazon's upcoming tablet/e-reader has a 7-inch screen and will retail for $199.

Many had expected the company to launch a 10.1-inch screen device that would directly compete with the iPad and other larger tablets, but if the report is accurate, that is not so.

Panel suppliers Chunghwa Picture Tubes and LG Display have already begun to prepare production capacities for the displays.

The Kindle Fire, set for a November 15th release, is so popular that it allegedly seeing 50,000 pre-orders per day. Analysts expect up to 5 million to be sold in this quarter, alone.

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2 user comments

16.11.2011 12:48

Can't wait to get my fire! 199 is great for what I want it to do (read books and watch a movie or something on occaision in a car or something). Anything more than that I have a big TV or my Laptops for.

214.11.2011 20:24

Good, now can they please release a full featured Kindle tablet regardless of the size (okay something larger than 7") to some of the people who would like to use a camera/GPS/microSD/microHDMI/USB (did I leave anything out, my bad if I did) features on tablets. Hell, they can just sell the full-featured along side the Kindle we know now. Choice has never been a sore spot in marketing, just don't overdue it. Too many variations of the same thing, and people will turn away from the confusion.

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