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10.1-inch Kindle Fire coming in place of 8.9-inch model, says DigiTimes

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DigiTimes is reporting that Amazon is planning to release both a 7-inch successor to the Kindle Fire and a 10.1-inch variant later this year, going back on previous reports of an 8.9-inch model.

Kindle Fire Graphic Novel Watchmen
Kindle Fire Graphic Novel Watchmen

DigiTimes is reporting that Amazon is planning to release both a 7-inch successor to the Kindle Fire and a 10.1-inch variant later this year, going back on previous reports of an 8.9-inch model. Both models are said to be scheduled for the second half of 2012, and represent a shift away from traditional e-readers — DigiTimes' sources claim the company has reduced its orders from E Ink, which reported a 62% drop in year-on-year revenue last month. Of course, with the site seemingly disowning its previous speculation on a new Kindle Fire it's difficult to know what to believe, but given the success Amazon has had with its first entry into the tablet market we wouldn't be at all surprised to see the range expand.