Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kindle News; Kindle Fire 3? in 10" form also coming? Boy Genius thinks so.

Boy Genius Reports says Amazon IS readying the launch of its 10-inch tablet also.

Boy Genius Reports' Zach Epstein reports today that they've "confirmed that Amazon is indeed finally readying the launch of its 10-inch tablet."

They remind us of the "Hollywood"-tagged tablet that they "exclusively reported" last May and which is powered by a quad-core processor, and they say that "...a trusted source tells us that Amazon is finally ready to move forward with the tablet.

Epstein adds that their source, "who has handled both tablet models" told them that the build quality of both new Kindle Fire tablets "has been vastly improved. Epstein writes:
' Our source says that the new models feature a metal casing in place of the current-generation model’s soft-touch plastic body.  The back of the devices are said to include a chrome-look “rib” that adds contrast against the black matte finish, and the feature reportedly improves the feel of the tablets and the appearance as well.  This area of the new Kindle Fire models also houses the tablets’ speakers, we’re told. '

Well, so far, this description of appearance of it, even if more solid, does nothing for me, because my Kindle Fire has been solid, and light, relatively speaking.  Epstein concludes:
' The overall shape of Amazon’s new slates is described as a thinner version of the first-generation iPad but there are no buttons on the front of either device.   The 10-inch model includes a front-facing camera according to our source, and both new Kindle Fire models include a microUSB port and one additional jack that our source speculates may be an HDMI-out port. '

NO WORD of an SD card slot. So far, their trusted source is leaking that something well made and nice looking will be ready but is telling us too little of what most consumers want to know.

In the meantime, see Boy Genius's report to see the portions I didn't mention.

Thanks to KindleToday for the tweeted alert to TechCrunch's alert to BGR's article.

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