Kindle Fire 2, Already?

DigiTimes is reporting that Amazon has been ordering parts for a 10-inch color screen, suggesting that the company may already be working on the next generation of it’s tablet eReader.

Here is more from DigiTimes: “Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has obtained ODM orders for 10-inch Kindle Fire from Amazon and will begin shipments in the second quarter of 2012, while Wistron is likely to start ODM production of Nook Tablet for Barnes & Noble, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.”

The piece goes on to explain sales data for both devices during Q4 2011. Here is more: “According to IHS iSuppli, Amazon sold 3.9 million Kindle Fires and Barnes & Noble sold 1.92 million Nook Tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011.”

A 10-inch Kindle Fire would look more like an iPad, and may cost more than the existing Kindle Fire, though it’s sure to be less than Apple’s tablet. Would you buy a Kindle Fire 2?

Publish date: February 21, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT