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Rumor: Amazon to Launch Up to Six New Tablets, Including One With 10-inch Display

According to Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc, Amazon has a total of six new SKU’s (stock-keeping units) belonging to tablets that they are soon to be unveiled. They will range in size and yes, one is said to be a 10-inch device. Due to the Kindle Fire’s large success, Amazon looks to be going all in on the hardware side of things and may indeed have a mobile phone up their sleeves as well.

Recently, Amazon filled many positions in their company for software engineers that had experience working with wireless carrier networks. So, when and where can we expect them to launch these things? No clue, but with their Q2 earnings release set for July 26, we can expect some nosy questioners trying to put a finger on it.

Via: Reuters

  • Seth Crain

    If the original Fire doesn’t have physical buttons, why does this one?

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    All this means to me is that Google will respond with a 10 inch tablet… hello, N10 – come to daddy!

  • nightscout13

    22 inch tablet pelase

  • Pedro

    Hey! What?

    Those look like iPads! They are rectangles. Both of them! That’s four lawsuits (landscape/portrait and 7″ 10″)

    Amazon better get its lawyer on!

  • a

    just what we need, more tablets

  • Stop putting physical buttons on the bottom PLEASE. We have ICS and JB now with virtual buttons. Thanks

    • blood

      What do you expect? It’s amazon?

      • There are actually a lot of phones still coming out with them even though they are being released with ICS or later. For example Galaxy SIII.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Hate to break it to you, but I am glad to be free of on-screen controls on my modded One X (with the button mod that returns the menu button and eliminates the on screen version). Physical buttons for me means more screen space in all apps. Some things just work better with buttons.

  • Dave

    So has no one figured it will more than likely be a 7 inch and 10 inch tablet with different storage spaces each (8, 16, and 32 GB)…hence the six different SKUs? I very much doubt it’ll be more than 2 or 3 different sized tablets.

    • Hunter

      What Dave said ^ +1

    • Robert Goddard

      Or even perhaps WiFi only and WiFi/3G….

  • Butters619

    SIX?! That’s just dumb.

  • Thomas Partida

    Hahahahaha! “redonkulous”. Classic.

  • Mick

    …meh. i will still take my Nexus 7 over Amazon’s completely de-Androided UI.

  • Michael_NM

    I wish there were more choices… /s

    • picaso86

      of tablets? we don’t have enough…

  • ddevito