Not one, but multiple devices
Reporters suggest that there will be at least six versions of Amazon’s device, with the ten-inch model featuring a quad-core processor.
What about the other Kindle tablets? Unfortunately, no one knows anything further, so it may just be a lot of hot air.
The news was reported by Staples US Retail president Demos Parneros, who told journalists that he is expecting at least five and possibly six different Kindle tablets, including a ten-inch budget device. He also said that the budget Kindle Fire should also possess a Micro USB port, a front-facing camera and possibly an HDMI-out port.
Amazon has the iPad in its sights, it seems, and perhaps launching several different tablets with differing specifications could help the company compete more effectively.
Analysts in Britain are also unsure whether this is aimed just at the American market or if Kindle intends hitting the UK hard in time for the supposed Christmas rush.
In other news, it appears that the much-vaunted 4G auction is being postponed until 2013. This will no doubt disappoint many people across the mobile industry, as well as consumers.
It is not clear why the auction has been delayed yet again, but Ofcom is upbeat about it. A spokesperson for the regulator said: “The 4G auction has been designed to deliver the maximum possible benefit to consumers and citizens across the UK.”