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Amazon Plans Three New Kindle Fire Tablets

28 March 2012

From PC Magazine:

Amazon plans three new models of the Kindle Fire, according to a report from the China Economic News Service.

The service, citing reports from suppliers, claims that Amazon plans three new models of its popular tablet: three new models, a low-end 7-inch, 1,024-by-600 model; a midrange, 7-inch model with a higher 1,280-by-800 resolution; and a high-end, 8.9 inch tablet with a 1,920-by-1,200 display.

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Amazon hasn’t disclosed how many Kindle Fire tablets the company has sold, but Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan estimated that Amazon sold 4 million during the holiday season.

“Even if Amazon makes no incremental contribution on the sale of the hardware, the fact that the company has used its distribution prowess to define and dominate the low end of the device ecosystem is quite impressive,” Rohan continued. “And there is significant strategic value in becoming the third major device ecosystem after iOS and Android. We believe that shows up in both revenues and margins, longer term.”

Link to the rest at PC Magazine

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