Amazon Kindle Fire: Rumors say 8.9-inch, 10-inch models planned

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet has been on the market for about a week and rumors of the next Fire are already persistent.
The latest rumor: The next Kindle Fire will have an 8.9-inch screen and be followed by a 10.1-inch model.
Of course, this is all rumor at this point, but rumors this early on in a product's life isn't uncommon with gadgets such as this. The Fire on sale now, for example, was rumored for months before Amazon officially announced its first tablet.
The Taiwanese website DigiTimes is among the latest to report the next-generation Kindle rumors, stating that Foxconn Electronics -- one of Apple's major manufacturing partners -- will help build a 7-inch model to replace the current first-generation Fire that it says could "start production in the first quarter of 2012."
The website also says that its unnamed sources say that Amazon is working on new tablets in 10.1-inch and 8.9-inch screen sizes, with the smaller of the two planned for release in the "second quarter of 2012."
The rumors at this point seem a bit premature given that Amazon just released the Fire, so at this point we may want to take all of the above with a grain of salt. But the amount of hype and interest generated by the Fire is somewhat similar to that for Apple's own iPad and iPhone, which also have produced rumors about their next generations as the current generations are introduced.

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