Amazon set to launch bigger Kindle Fire 2

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Amazon set to launch bigger Kindle Fire 2

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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