Online retail giant Amazon is rumoured to be expanding its Kindle tablet range with the launch of three new models in 2012. The rumours that came from Taiwan Economic News reveal that Amazon will debut two new 7-inch devices and an 8.9-inch tablet that will target low, medium and high-end markets respectively.
The three new models are said to offer a variation of resolutions with the low-end 7-inch model featuring a 1024 x 600 resolution, the medium range 7-inch Kindle tablet a 1280Ã—800 resolution and the high-end 8.9-inch device offering a 1920 x 1200 display.
In order to keep production costs low, Amazon is said to have signed agreements with both Taiwanese assemblers Quanta and Han Hai, Prime View and Chimei Innolux for flat-panel displays and Chimei Innolux for its exclusive supply of 7-inch touch sensors.
The Kindle Fire, which launched in September 2011, was assembled by Quanta, which was credited with the design of the tablet.
In December 2011, Amazon announced that it had sold more than 4 million Kindle devices leading up to Christmas, becoming the most popular item sold on its online stores in France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
Not normally known for disclosing its sales statistics, Amazon stated that in December, customers bought “œwell over“ 1 million Kindle devices per week, ensuring that in the U.S the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and Kindle claimed the top three positions in its sales charts.
Source: The Next Web