New Amazon Kindle Fire tablets will come in six variations, Staples hints
According to Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Staples retail stores, Amazon will introduce five, maybe six new tablet SKUs (stock-keeping units) to the retailer's database. The upcoming tablets will be of different sizes, and at least one of them will have a screen measuring 10 inches in diagonal, which lines up nicely with previous rumors about Kindle Fire successors.
What does all that mean? Well, getting six new Amazon Kindle Fire models seems highly unlikely, and we doubt that we should interpret this rumor that way. Instead, we can assume that those six new tablet SKUs will include the two rumored Kindle Fire 2 sizes – 7 and 10 inches, and their variations, including models with extra storage, and possibly even cellular connectivity, be it of the 3G or 4G kind.
If rumors are to be trusted, the next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets will be out in the third quarter of this year. Pricing remains unknown at this time, but we presume that the smaller model will rival the costs of the Google Nexus 7 and the rumored iPad mini.