May 19th, 2012

A 10-inch Kindle Fire has been rumored for a long, long time. It was even believed that the first generation Amazon tablet would come in both the 7-inch and 10-inch flavors, until Amazon scrapped the larger version to focus on one device, and on keeping the price down.

It worked brilliantly for the company, with the Fire believed to hold over 50% of the Android tablet marketshare. However, Digitimes has reported that there might be a 10-inch version coming after all, and might as early as the 3rd quarter of the year. Amazon, it says, wants to go head-to-head with the other larger Android tablets and the Apple iPad, and as with the original Fire, is looking to undercut the competition by pricing the device at about $300.

How many of you would be interested in a 10-inch Fire? Personally, I could never opt for an Android device outside Google’s ecosystem, but with an attractive price and good hardware, I could be tempted.

[via Wired]

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