Even though the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet has yet to be released, there are rumors of a sequel in the works. According to a report from DigiTimes, Amazon’s hardware suppliers for the Kindle Fire are already preparing new displays for a successor. But instead of preparing 10.1″ displays for Amazon, they’ve been working on 8.9″ displays. It was previously rumored (though never confirmed) that Amazon would be making 10.1″ tablets after the 7″, but now it looks like the company is gradually increasing the tablet’s size instead.
DigiTimes also reports that after the launch of the 8.9″ versions, there’s a possibility of a 9.7″ and 10.1″ Kindle Fire be released later in 2012. No word on when we’ll see these larger Kindle Fire tablets, but it should be sometime next year, if the reports turn out to be true. Who’s planning to pick up the 7″ Fire later this month? Or will you be holding out for the rumored 8.9″ version instead?
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