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New Amazon Kindle Fire rumored to have 10 inch screen, quad-core Tegra 3 processor

New Amazon Kindle Fire rumored to have 10 inch screen, quad-core Tegra 3 processor
According to BGR, the 10 inch tablet that BGR was rumored to be launching last year, is now just months away from production and could launch in Q2 of this year. Besides sporting a larger than expected 10 inch display instead of an 8.9 inch screen, this tablet is expected to have NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 under the hood. As you know by now, the Amazon Kindle Fire launched last November in time for the holiday season and quickly had Amazon soaring to the number 2 position among global tablet vendors.

Amazon has yet to announce this tablet, but on Thursday DigiTimes announced that Amazon had placed an order for chassis from the Catcher Technologies plant in Taizhou, China.We take this with the usual grain of salt, including the estimate that Catcher's gross margin will be 40% on the order. If true, this could be the signal to expect a new tablet to start undergoing production within the next few months.

Most likely, Amazon will continue to price the device low enough to attract sales, offering the tablet as a loss leader with the company making the big bucks by offering content, apps and cloud based storage to users. Earlier this month, we passed along to you word that Amazon would have a 10.1 inch Amazon Kindle Fire along with an updated 7 inch model in the lineup by the second half of this year. At this point, it appears that the larger sized tablet will get first crack at the public this year.

source: DigiTimes via BGR

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