The head of US retail for Staples, Demos Parneros, said he expected “five or six” new models to reach stores, including at least one with a 10-inch screen to match the iPad. The first Kindle Fire, still only available in America, has a 7-inch screen. It made its debut last autumn but has itself recently been challenged at the lower end of the tablet market by Google’s Nexus 7, and has seen intiial enthusiasm fade amid complaints of poor build quality and clunky software. It was unclear whether Mr Parneros referred only to several variations of new tablets, or a combination of tablets and Kindle e-readers, but his claims back those of industry observers who expect Amazon to introduce new models in time for the run in to Christmas. Read the full story at The Telegraph.
Amazon preparing ‘up to six’ new Kindle Fire tablets
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