The rumor mill is churning and this time it’s about the only-just-released Amazon Kindle Fire. In an article presented by the DigiTimes, the author speculated that the planning for larger versions of the new tablet device is already in the works.
According to the DigiTimes report, in the second quarter of next year we could see the introduction of two new sizes for the Kindle Fire. The new version could feature an 8.9-inch display as opposed to the current 7-inch one, appealing to those fans looking for a larger viewing experience.
However, to keep up with other competitors in the market such as Apple and Samsung, it would make sense to roll out a 9.7 to 10.1-inch tablet as well. Should one of these devices be in the works, it would most likely show up, as previously mentioned, in the second quarter of 2012.
If Amazon really is planning to release a new, larger Kindle Fire so soon after the launch of the original, there will likely be a good contingent of current Kindle Fire owners left a little peeved. Assuming that not too many current owners would upgrade (I think it’s safe to say that Amazon doesn’t have the same kind of fanboys that Apple does…), Amazon must be hearing that there’s a sizeable market of customers out there that passed on the first Kindle Fire due to it’s smaller size.
Make sure to check back at the end of the week in the Tabletorials Friday Roundup for any updates on this tantalizing lead and to get a summary of what has happened during the week in the world of all things tablet!