Amazon Kindle Fire

The president of U.S. retail for Staples has thrown more fuel onto the blaze that is the Amazon Kindle Fire -- specifically, the next version (or versions) of the online retailer's Android-based tablet.

Reuters reports that Demos Parneros says Amazon "is to introduce up to five or six tablet SKUs," and they we will see different sizes, including a 10-inch model. 

It's important to note the use of the words "up to," meaning we may as as many as five or six, or as few as one or two. Also, note that the Reuters report says "five or six tablet SKUs." An SKU is a "stock-keeping unit," so we could be talking two or three versions of a single model. For example, 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte versions of a single tablet would mean three SKUs. So it's unlikely we're looking at a 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-inch versions of a Kindle Fire tablet. (Though if we were talking about Samsung here, it wouldn't be out of the question.

Regardless, yes, we'll most likely see an improved Kindle Fire this year. 

Source: Reuters


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Staples president alludes to 10-inch Amazon tablet, among other versions


Since the Kindle is a 7 inch playbook (form factor, factory line) I'm wondering if this will be release around the same time the 10 inch playbook is supposed to be release. Hold the Rim jk's pls.

I will never buy a Kindle fire devices. when restrict with Amazon when Nexus 7 can do both Amazon and Google.
I am interested in Nexus 10

if you look at it the nexus 7 it's exactly like the HP touchpad but 1year younger (hence the quad core) and jelly bean, but it still cost 50 more bucks...