Tablet Wars Rekindle–10 Inch Kindle Fire Rumors   3 comments

The tablet wars are on again.  Amazon is reportedly planning to release a 10 inch Kindle Fire to compete with Apple’s iPad head-on.  Perhaps this is in reponse to Apple’s plans to release a 7 inch mini iPad that will compete head-on with the original Kindle Fire.

Here is a summary of the rumors around the upcoming 10 inch Kindle Fire:

1.  The larger Kindle Fire is codenamed “Hollywood” as was reported by BGR already a year ago, before the original Kindle Fire even launched.

2.  It will have a quad-core processor.

3.  It will launch in the third quarter of 2012.

4.  Amazon could price the 10 inch Kindle Fire at around $299 to compete with the iPad, according to this report.

Meanwhile, the iPad mini is quickly becoming a reality, despite Steve Jobs’ repoted opposition to the project, as suppliers announce that they are preparing to ship the smaller panels.  The cost of the iPad mini could go as low as $199, to really be able to compete with the original Kindle Fire.  Thus, it seems that the end of 2012 will see a new round of tablet wars between Amazon and Apple.

I think that more competition can only be good for the consumer, so let the games begin.

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Posted May 20, 2012 by deboraplehn in Amazon

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3 responses to “Tablet Wars Rekindle–10 Inch Kindle Fire Rumors

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  1. Well the original Kindle was certainly an icebreaker. At $299 this would be a discretionary, whim purchase. What would be great is to be able to read magazines on a 10″ screen.

    • I agree! Reading magazines or the New York Times is one of my favorite things to do on the iPad. It’s just not the same on the original Kindle. But a 10″ screen would change that. Only thing missing would be the retina screen.

  2. I agree! Reading magazines or the New York Times is one of my favorite things to do on the iPad. It’s just not the same on the original Kindle. But a 10″ screen would change that. Only thing missing would be the retina screen.

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