One of the complaints some people have with Amazon's Kindle Fire device is that it's only 7 inches. Sure, it's relatively affordable in the land of tablets (or glorified eBook readers, if you prefer to call it that), but certainly a larger screen size would put additional competitive heat on Apple's iPad, the only tablet line that sells better than the Fire. Well, it looks as though a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire is nearing release.
According to DigiTimes, Amazon is "likely" to launch a full-sized Kindle Fire tablet device in the third quarter of this year, and is so serious about the move, it's suspending the launch of the 8.9-inch version that was rumored to exist.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire was supposed to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note tablets, or at least that's what DigiTimes' sources are saying. But with the decision to launch a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire, Amazon scrapped its 8.9-inch plans in order to simplify its lineup while going for the iPad's jugular.