Larger 10in Amazon Kindle Fire nearing production?

Larger 10in Amazon Kindle Fire nearing production?

Android tablets may have failed to set the world alight in comparison to the iPad sales numbers, but there has been one big success: Amazon's Kindle Fire.

Its success has been all the more remarkable considering Amazon still hasn't bothered to start selling it outside the US yet. Yet while we're still waiting on version one on this side of the Atlantic, it appears Amazon's long expected follow-up may show its face in the US first.

According to BGR, the expected 10-inch partner to the original 7in Kindle Fire could be on the cards for a Q2 release, and will come packing an Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 chipset. Sweet.

This follows a DigiTimes report last week claiming that Amazon has placed a large order with a Taiwanese chassis maker for a "new" Kindle Fire tablet, though the size isn't specified.

Not that you should get too excited, of course. There's still nothing to indicate that the second Kindle Fire will get here any quicker than the first, which - we remind you once again - hasn't actually happened at all yet.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 18:31

The Fire, imho, was totally overrated. Making it bigger is not making it better. Get a proper eInk Kindle and a cheap-as* Android tab instead.

Pondlife  Mar. 26, 2012 at 22:32

Surely they'll flog a few million of the small one around the world before releasing the larger one?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 22:37

Surely they'll flog a few million of the small one around the world before releasing the larger one?
Wouldn't be too sure. A lot of negative feedback following the big initial hype. But who knows? Isn't the Fire due in UK soon(ish)?

Pondlife  Mar. 26, 2012 at 23:10

Still a lot of people seem to be hankering after one on hukd.
If they release a 10" version in the US then launch the current one here I think interest would definitely be more muted.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2012 at 23:12

Still a lot of people seem to be hankering after one on hukd.
If they release a 10" version in the US then launch the current one here I think interest would definitely be more muted.
True.

jmarcelino  Mar. 26, 2012 at 23:22

A 10" tablet won't cost less than £250 at current hardware prices, unless Amazon seriously decides to go for broke subsidising it.

Pondlife  Mar. 26, 2012 at 23:27

There's some available for rather less than that without Amazon's buying power to reduce costs so I think they could put one out for less than £200 possibly lower if it's as restricted as the current one. And still make a profit

jmarcelino  Mar. 27, 2012 at 01:04

Can I have a link to any of those please Pondlife?

Cheaper tablets are usually very slow (maybe ARMv6) and/or have really bad screens. I doubt Amazon will want a repeat of the "Kindle Fire is slow" reviews and especially not bad screens given they will depend on content sales.

At current hardware prices for quantity I think £200 (pre VAT) is possible if sold at cost. With VAT I'd still say closer to £250.

Pondlife  Mar. 27, 2012 at 02:45

I don't see it being a hugely high end device tbh

Well there was this one.
http://www.mobot.net/prestigio-multipad-97-great-great-price-39299

But had these more in mind
http://www.saverstore.com/product/20083937/7725665/Archos-101-G9-Tablet-101-8GB-Android-32-Wi-Fi

Sure I've seen it for £199 recently, but still fits the under 250

http://www.zavvi.com/computing/laptops/viewsonic-hyper-slim-viewpad-10e-4gb-wi-fi-android-2.3-tablet/10593298.html?utm_source=googleprod&utm_medium=gp&utm_campaign=gp_technology&affil=thggps

Although think they've been seen for 99 quid in maplins lately.

Without looking at the risky end of the market where some look interesting. Judging by the current fire these might have more in common hardware wise though.

http://www.futeko.com/products/TAB011.php

The Arnova g2 10 sprung first to mind as it's been around 140 at times, but was at half price (for some time) but not really useful for thinking of a launch price.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 27, 2012 at 11:08

The Arnova - is that made by Archos?

hard123  Mar. 27, 2012 at 11:29

Im not entirely sure the Kindle will come out here any time soon.

Pondlife  Mar. 27, 2012 at 15:25

The Arnova - is that made by Archos?

Yes. Their budget range. Was oddly smoother and more responsive than the samsung 8.9" and managed to run iplayer without issue which that didn't in the store I played with them in. The samsung showed odd video tearing effects that I'd not seen since poorly modded Doom levels were abundant.

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