Amazon drops planned 8.9in Kindle Fire for 10.1in job
Amazon, it has been claimed, will be dropping a version of the Kindle Fire it might, maybe, put into production in favour of a different model that it could, possibly make in the future.
Yes, the mooted 8.9in Fire, recently the subject of rumour, is to be replaced by a no less vaporous 10.1in Fire as Amazon, it's said some bloke in Taiwain, adjusts its sights to focus on Apple rather than Samsung, Digitimes reports.
The theory goes that Amazon was considering a larger, but not iPad-large, Fire to take the fight to the Samsung Galaxy Tab. But with Apple still dominant and its market share declining less than expected, Amazon wants to take on the iPad instead.
So the speculated 8.9in Fire is out, replaced by a speculated 10.1in model.
Of course, to what extent will the speculated 7.85in 'iPad Mini' will mess up this plan? And as for Google's mooted Kindle Fire competitor, will that now become an iPad rivalling Fire rival? We can but speculate... ®
Have they still not released the original Fire in the UK, and when is the Amazon app store (with a daily free Android app) coming to the UK?
"I would very much like to buy a large Kindle and wish there were a competitive "DX+" device out there."
A4 & Letter size PDF documents
2 x paper back pages side by side
The shops are full of regular size Kindle and also there is some online competiton. But the DX is only online and the only one that size I know and WAY too expensive. Is the display made out of rare pearls or unicorn tears? The rest of the hardware can be done for maybe $10 excluding WiFi, 3G and storage. If it had an SD card slot and USB socket (power and read/write the SD card) would be enough.
If I want WiFi, Web pages, video, 3G etc I'll buy a regular Android tablet.
A six inch screen is fine for novels etc. but technical documents require a larger display so I would defintiely buy a ten inch reader.
I would very much like to buy a large Kindle and wish there were a competitive "DX+" device out there.
A fact which is about as newsworthy as today's rumors.
A 4:3 Aspect ratio then? Could bust the market wide open!
At last are we going to see a premium competitor for Apple with a proper 4:3 aspect ratio screen?
Storage Options are currently showing the way with the Scroll Extreme/Elite range, which I strongly suspect are selling like hot cakes if the user reviews are anything to go by.
I'm very happy with mine, although looking slightly enviously at the GPS capability available elsewhere, but only in letterbox format, or in the iPad which of course is inferior where the SD slot & USB capability is concerned and costs an awful lot more.