The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the best-selling Android tablets around, even though it launched less than half a year ago and runs a highly customized version of Android. But Amazon isn’t likely to stand still in the tablet space.
Every few days there’s another rumor about the next Kindle Fire. Today’s come from Taiwanese news source CENS, which claims that Amazon will launch two new 7 inch tablets in 2012, along with an 8.9 inch Kindle Fire.
If true, it looks like we could see a low-cost model which may be similar to the current Kindle Fire as well as two additional models with premium features. CENS reports there will be:
- A 7 inch model with a 1024 x 600 pixel screen
- A 7 inch model with a 1280 x 800 pixel screen
- An 8.9 inch model with a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen
Amazon’s Kindle Fire doesn’t include the Google Play Store, instead featuring tight integration with the Amazon Appstore for Android and Amazon’s digital book, music, and movie services.
But basically it runs Android apps — so it makes sense that we’d see future models with 1280 x 800 pixel and 1920 x 1200 pixel displays. Those are the same screen resolutions we’re seeing from other Android tablets, so it’s likely that developers will write apps designed for those screen sizes.
Still, most of the tablets expected to launch this year with 1920 x 1200 pixel displays have 10.1 inch or larger screens. If Amazon is actually working on an 8.9 inch model with that screen resolution, it could have more pixels per inch than pretty much any other Android tablet.
via The Next Web