Amazon rethinks Kindle Fire 2 screen size
Bigger? Smaller? Who knows - do them all
Amazon has yet to release the Kindle Fire, its 7in Android-based tablet e-book reader, but it's already being claimed that the firm has chnaged its mind about the Fire 2.
Originally said to be a 10.1in job, the next Amazon tablet will actually have an 8.9in screen.
So say moles from within "Amazon's supply chain" - LG and/or Chunghwa, presumably, as these are the two component makers supplying Amazon with screens, says Digitimes.
Not that a 10.1in Fire is out of the picture - said sources claim Amazon may yet release one later in 2012. And maybe a 9.7in model too.
All it needs are 5in and 8.2in Fires to complete the set… ®
7" - Kindle Fire
8.9" - Kindle Bonfire
10.1" - Kindle Raging Bonfire
14" - Kindle Global Thermonuclear War (or maybe the Kindle WOPR)
5" - Kindle Candle
...nice one. :)
9" or 10" ...
doesn't matter as long as the whole package is light and slim. Just make one without backlight, e.g. Qualcomm's Mirasol !
I'm better now
At the time, the only other books I had on it were the free ones: a kids book and a recipe book. Had to use *something* to try it out. I've got a bunch of free books now - tried "The Lost World" this aft.
Haven't figured out how to get stuff from the main Android app store yet - it keeps telling me that I need an Android phone registered with it. I'm sure others have managed to get Android apps onto tablets, but so far no luck for me - I'm stuck with the official Kobo app store.
You read the manual?
Call yourself an IT expert - pah!