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    Exclamation Amazon to release 3 new versions of Kindle Fire this year

    Different sizes for different purposes

    One with 8.9 inches screen size with 1920x1200 resolution and two of 7 inches with 1280x800 and 1024x600

    Amazon is apparently working three new versions of its Kindle Fire tablet to be released along the year.

    One of the new devices will sport an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels while the other two will be in the 7-inch segment with 1,280 x 800 and 1024x600.

    We expect more info soon.

    Here the complete report:

    Amazon will roll out three new models of tablet PCs, bringing ample business opportunities to Taiwanese supporting factories, including Quanta and Hon Hai for assembly orders, Prime View and Chimei Innolux for FPD (flat panel display) supply, and Chimei Innolux for exclusive supply of 7” touch sensors.

    Amazon launched 7” tablet PC Kindle Fire last year, moving 5 million units and becoming the world’s second largest tablet-PC supplier. This year, the company plans to roll out three new models, low-end 7” model (resolution of 1024x600), medium- to high-end 7” model (1280x800), and high-end 8.9” (1920x1200).

    To cut production cost and improve the low profit margin of Kindle Fire, Amazon decided to expand cooperation with Taiwanese suppliers.

    Last year, Kindle Fire was assembled by Quanta but Hon Hai will join the fray this year, handling the assembly of 7” model (1024x600). Quanta will be responsible for the assembly of 7” (1280x800) model.

    LGD and Panasonic used to be suppliers of FPD and touch sensor for Kindle Fire. Chimei Innoluxwill join the ranks of FPD suppliers for new 7” models, while Prime View will supply 8.9” FPD. Chimei Innolux will also become exclusive supplier for 7” touch sensors.

    Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news story!

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    Well I hope they somebody's smart enough to put a damn SDCARD on the thing; only reason I didn't bother purchasing one. Personally though, I'm looking forward to getting the Nexus Tablet if it really comes in the $150 - $200 range, pure AOSP android beats anything out there... well among android enthusiast at least.

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