Rumor: Amazon Still Making Bigger Kindle Fire Tablets, Orders 8.9 and 10.1 inch Displays


When Amazon was first rumored to be making an Android tablet, it was revealed that they would be working on various-sized tablets for different markets. Alongside the 7 inch Kindle Fire that has already been released, a 10.1 inch version was  rumored to be in the works.

It looks like those plans may still be in order. DigiTimes often gets information from component producers regarding what kind of parts each OEM is ordering. The most common information they get regards displays and they usually serve as good indication of what’s to come.

Well, it looks like Amazon’s still ordering up 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch displays. We still do believe they have another range of tablets coming out but we’re not sure when and we’re not sure if they’ll be similar to the Kindle Fire.

We’d imagine they’d want to put Honeycomb on these bigger devices but their need to customize the interface and support their own ecosystem may keep them from doing so. We can only hope.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. There is nothing wrong with honeycomb on tablets. It runs as smooth as silk on my XOOM.

  2. With the rumored Tegra 3 tablets coming soon and if you factor in projected price drops on them, you could pick up a kick ass quad core tablet next summer for around $300.  Kindle Fire?  Really?  Seems like a proprietary waste of time and money.

    1. Not if you are an avid book/magazine reader. That’s what it’s intended for anyways.

      1. Seeing Engadget review of Fire, I’d say Thanks, but No Thanks to reading magazines on Fire.

        1. To each their own, but the magazine reading on the KF is the same as reading a paper format. Just as good. Not to mention the digital subscriptions are cheaper than their paper counterparts.

        2. I don’t trust engadget anymore, so I’d look for other reviews too

          1. I agree.  However, many reviews on the new Kindle are coming back as so-so. 

            Asus Transformer for $250 at Best Buy during Black Friday sales is awesome deal. $350 including the dock is even better.  Not sure it’s worth the savings to wait in line though.  When you add that Asus has confirmed it will get ICS, very tempting.

          2. true, but being so-so for a $200 tablet is still really good. I also expect Amazon to update the software to make it run better as this is an important product for them.  If you are into modding and running custom ROMS, I wouldn’t get the Kindle, but for most people I think it’s a great alternative to the competition that will remain nameless….

  3. Anyone have any idea on pricing?

    7″ = $199
    8.9″ = $249
    10.1″ = $299

    1. Profit?

  4. They’ll end up making regular notebooks ) Found some Kindle reviews here

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