Amazon set to launch bigger Kindle Fire 2

By Sophie Charara on May 16, 2012 8:23 AM
Filed under Mobility

8.9in iPad killer in preparation.

Amazon will launch its second Kindle Fire tablet in the US at the end of the year, with the device to carry an 8.9in display, according to a report.

Amazon's original Kindle Fire boasts a 7in display, suggesting the company has positioned its second-generation tablet to directly take on Apple's 9.7in iPad.

Reuters reports Amazon will launch the Kindle Fire 2 in time for Christmas. 

Specifications and pricing have not been released. Amazon's first-gen Kindle Fire currently retails for $199. Apple's latest iPad ranges from $539 to $899. 

 

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