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Kindle Fire 2 could be larger with an 8.9-inch screen

Future Kindle Fire models may offer larger screens than the initial 7-inch model

The charismatic Amazon tablet is about a week away from launch, but the next-generation Kindle Fire may already be in the works.

According to DigiTimes, part suppliers Chunghwa Picture Tubes and LG Display are preparing 8.9-inch displays for Amazon. They even expect 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch displays to be in production for the online retailer by next year. Exactly what the displays will be for or how many will be produced remains unknown, but they are likely going to be for tablet purposes.

The current Kindle Fire is a 7-inch capacitive screen, so it is definitely possible that Amazon is on the drawing board for larger Kindle Fire models to be released in the future. We wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon is planning on expanding the Kindle Fire lineup, especially after the promising pre-orders and large hype surrounding its launch.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-11- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)