More evidence surfaces of a larger Kindle Fire in 2012

More evidence surfaces of a larger Kindle Fire in 2012
Yesterday, we brought you the news about another big publication jumping on the iPad mini rumor - the New York Times now reiterated whispers about a smaller version of the iPad coming soon, but what’s interesting is that along with that the newspaper also added fuel to the Kindle Fire rumor mill.

We’ve already heard from various sources tips and bits about a larger Kindle Fire coming this year, and now a developer briefed with Amazon’s plans confirmed this for the NY Times.

Along with the new, bigger Kindle Fire Amazon is preparing the second 7-inch fire, according to analysts. The company, of course, declined any official comments.

Last year, Amazon’s 7-inch tablet opened a niche that has grown hugely since its launch in mid-November. That niche is the one of affordable tablets. The Kindle Fire offered contemporary specs for the time with a price of $199, but with the tradeoff being a heavily customized version of Android.

Now, with Google entering the space with the Nexus 7 and Apple’s rumored upcoming iPad mini, can Amazon succeed with its new generation of Fire tablets? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: New York Times

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9 Comments

1. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

quad core 2.0GHz, 4GB of RAM, Camera 8MP real and 2MP front, OLED Sreen>300dpi, 3G and LTE, USB 3.0...bla...bla...bla...

4. chaitanya.alur

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

haha...nice one bro..but we are talking abt tablets and not laptops...4GB RAM...have to wait for atleast another 2 yrs...

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2227; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Eh, I disagree. I believe you will start seeing tablets come with 4GB of RAM in 2013. I mean we are already seeing smartphones with 2GB of RAM (i.e. GSIII). So, I don't think we are that far off from seeing tablets come with 4GB of RAM. Also, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet may very well come with 4GB of RAM, though I have yet to find any articles saying exactly the amount it will come with.

2. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

If they can pull off a Quad Core Processor+Jelly Bean, they might have a chance...

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

And if they don't completely mask Android like they did with the Fire

3. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well the fact that I would buy any of the Kindle Fire series before I would ever own another iPad means they're doing something right. Although, I'm a niche market...

6. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So kindle goes larger and iPad smaller...hmmmm rumors

8. nightmare

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

am i the only one seeing that. a kindle fire 10 inch wuld mean other manufactures making cheap less pool .powerful ten inchers thus killing the premium market for good which .means no more mind blowing tabs???!!!

9. jazzdglass

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

only time will tell

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