Amazon rumoured to launch three new Kindles this fall, including a Retina-busting 8.9-inch model

Daniel Bader

July 9, 2013 6:31pm


Now that Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire in Canada — though not in its full incarnation — customers can look forward to getting updates at the same time as their U.S. counterparts.

According to BGR, Amazon will launch three new models this year, two 7-inch tablets and an 8.9-inch model. Not only will they be redesigned with a more “chiselled” look than their overwhelmingly plastic predecessors, but each will benefit from higher-resolution LCD panels and faster processors.

The cheaper 7-inch Kindle Fire will be upgraded to a 1280×800 resolution display; the Kindle Fire HD will be bumped to 1920×1020; and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will break the Retina barrier and go well past it with a rumoured 2560×1600 resolution display. The 9.7-inch Retina iPad, by comparison, has a 2048×1536 pixel resolution.

Amazon will likely also launch a new version of its forked Android software, bringing up the base version to Android 4.2. Amazon recently launched its App Store in 200 countries, including Canada, and has committed to expanding its content lineup as well.

Source: BGR

  • sicsicpuppy

    Busting a “retina ” doesnt say much about a tablet .

    Yet another irrelevant amazon tablet because a Nexus will be better

  • KrispyInTO

    339ppi for those wondering.

  • Albin

    Until Kindle supports the Canadian Overdrive library loan (as promised three years ago) I’m not buying one, and in fact am waiting for a price drop on the Kobo Reader that does work for library books. I’m not unhappy using the Kindle apps for Kindle and mobi books on other devices. The library loan failure in Canada is a deal breaker for me.

  • Jolyon Smith

    Dammit. I was hoping to read about a revamped, larger e-Ink Kindle, a la DX. 🙁