Rumors are mounting that a larger Kindle Fire could be coming our way sometime later this year, with the latest news claiming that Amazon is planning to release a 10-inch version of the popular tablet.
The Internet retailer plans to expand its mobile platform by offering a slew of devices, which is said to include a 10-inch model, according to Reuters. While Amazon’s spokespeople declined to comment on the company’s plans, this is not the first story linking a bigger tablet to Amazon. Earlier reports have played with the possibility of an 8.9-inch unit, but never a 10-inch tablet. With the current Kindle Fire measuring in at 7 inches, an increase in size could position Amazon to directly compete with Apple’s iPad, which ranks in at 9.5 inches.
In addition to a 10-inch slate, there have also been whispers of a Kindle Fire 2 launch in Q3. Rumored to have a built-in-camera, which could either mean a front- or rear-facing shooter, the second generation Fire will retain its 7-inch display size, but is said to sport an increased display resolution of 1280 x 800.
As Amazon’s market for physical products, such as CDs and DVDs, has declined in recent years, with more consumers favoring digital goods, the Internet giant took its first step into the tabletsphere with the Kindle Fire last September. Having more of its own devices that easily offer digital content to customers already willing to buy, could make Amazon a major player in the mobile platform game.
No other details regarding Amazon’s plans were given, so be sure to check back with TabletPCReview for all your Kindle Fire news.