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RumorTT: Amazon to unleash 10.1-inch Fire, 8.9-inch could be delayed

RumorTT: Amazon to delay 8.9-inch Fire, could instead release 10.1-inch Fire

By Anthony Garreffa on May 21, 2012 01:16 am CDT - 0 mins, 39 secs reading time

In their constant battle against Apple and their iPad, Amazon are rumored to be delaying plans to launch an 8.9-inch Fire, and instead, launch a 10.1-inch model. DigiTimes is the source of this info, and have said that the larger screen would help Amazon combat the iPad.

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The 8.9-inch design was set to take battle against Samsung's GALAXY Note. Other sources also talked of a front-lit version of the Kindle, as well as a larger Fire, but didn't mention release dates at all. The same sources also downplayed the possibility of a color Kindle e-reader due to the technology needing further improvement.

Amazon have had a bumpy ride with the Kindle, where it went on to become the most popular Android-based tablet, but also dropped in sales recently.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:electronista.com

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