Is Amazon going to launch three new Kindle Fires this year?
I'm sure you know that Amazon's Kindle Fire is one of the most successful Android tablets to date. A relatively low $199 price point and well-known brand have contributed to its success, and a new report out of Taiwan claims that Amazon is looking at capitalizing on it.
The report from CENS, a leading Asian economic news source, says that the online retailer is lining up its manufacturers and supplies for the three new additions to the Fire series of Android tablets. Among the mentioned factories are Quanta and Hon Hai, who will build the tablets; Prime View, who will supply the flat panel displays; and Chimei Innolux, who will also provide flat panel displays as well as 7-inch touch sensors.
Here's where it gets interesting, though. Two of those three new additions will be 7-inch tablets. The lower-priced device's screen will have a resolution of 1024 x 600, while the more expensive one will have a 1280 x 800 resolution.
That's all we know as of right now; the report doesn't even specify when these new Kindle Fires will be released, or what price they'll come in at when they are, but I'd assume that we'll see the low-end model come in at cheaper than the current Kindle Fire.[CENS]