Rumor: Amazon To Release 9″ Kindle Fire Later This Year

Rumor: Amazon To Release 9″ Kindle Fire Later This Year

Since the release of the 7″ Kindle Fire last September, Amazon has sold of ton of these $199 full-color e-readers. Though Amazon originally claimed it was not intended to be an iPad competitor, they recently made a contrary statement. Now, the rumor mills are claiming a 9″ version is in the works and may be released by mid-year. Considering the success of the current Kindle Fire, this move seems pretty logical. It would certainly make it a more valid alternative to the iPad. So far, there is no word about the price tag. I’m guessing it will be around $299.

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