According to Staples president of US retail Demos Parneros, Amazon might have a bit more in store for us than a simple refresh of their 7-inch Kindle Fire. Parneros claims that Amazon will launch “5 or 6″ new Kindle Fire models, and at least one will feature a larger form factor. While rumors have persisted of a 10-inch version of the device since before the flagship model launched last holiday season, the current status on the plus-sized Kindle Fire seems to change every day.
Most sources have claimed that Amazon is indeed working on a 10-inch Kindle Fire, but that the retailer does not plan on launching it concurrently with an update to the 7-inch model. It isn’t clear exactly how Amazon would fill out a lineup featuring five to six new devices, but there are several possibilities. Parneros was referencing new SKUs, and these could simply account for several different storage options in a 7-inch frame. Some may even simply refer to the original Kindle e-reader. Nothing is all that clear right now. The takeaway? Amazon is definitely looking to expand their Kindle Fire lineup, and that 10-inch version we have been hearing about might be coming sooner than expected.
[via The Verge]