Kindle’s updated version of the new Fire tablet is expected to come with an 8.9 inch touch screen, an increase of almost two inches compared to the previous Fire.
The report comes from the Taiwanese technology blog Digitimes, which claims that the manufacturer Foxxconn will start the production of the new Kindle Fire in the new year, with the device expected to be released in the second quarter.
Meanwhile it is expected that the third generation of the Apple iPad will be released at a similar time as the Cupertino company look to celebrate the second anniversary of the original iPad’s release.
A source close to Apple believes that the design will be 0.77mm thicker than the existing iPad. The slight shift in thickness is something that Apple have needed to do so they can fit the bulkier screen lights which are expected to be fitted.
These will be required in order to power the new so called ‘retina’ screen which is a high-resolution screen designed to make the iPad experience as special as possible.
The Kindle Fire, which is backed by Android has been touted as the new challenger to Apple’s iPad crown and was launched in the United States last month.
Critics though have been unconvinced with the Kindle Fire, claiming that the device is lacking in some areas. The reviewers have added that the Apple may face a serious challenge next year if Kindle can upgrade further.