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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11 Comments

1. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Plz make this tablet with a resolution of 1920x1200...

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And the price will be ~ $400-500????

8. greenrolaids

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

since it's going to be a loss leader you can prolly expect the 10.1 tablet to be lower than $400. I would guess it would be around $299-350$.

2. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

ipad gonna burn in fire

4. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This tablet should be priced at $350-$400. I'd buy accessories and other ish to balance it out, but I will be trading in my Kindle Fire to get it. JUST LET IT HAVE A FRONT-FACING CAMERA!!!!!

5. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

actually I don't think I'm gonna buy any new kindle fire again, true its only 199$, but com'on its a useless 7" low res screen! I rooted it, playing with custom roms, still can't believe i bought this crap!

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it's 299-399 price range i'll buy it in a heart beat!

7. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

iPad 1 costs $210 to make, ipad 3 costs $332, apple never lowered the price not once lol but i am shocked they didnt raise their price considering they have actually had to put in better parts due to competition and they are the ones taking the hit! Anyways, kindle fire 10.1 will costs a little over $300 to make and they will sell it at $299, you heard it hear first :)

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

unlike other markers, Amazon will not have a very high resolution tablet yet, just because there is not enough content for it. Plus, Amazon's store itself has not fully jumped on the high res bandwagon so it will take time for them to do that. I assume it will just be better but offer much of the same value in a bigger screen size.

10. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

One word: Netflix. Any tablet with Netflix can take advantage of a 1080p screen.

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I wonder what the price will be!!! My fiance has been waiting for the price of the 10" Kindle Fire and hopefully I can get it for her

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