Rumor: Kindle Fire 3 to Launch in September 2013
December 3, 2012 - 11:03am
Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) third-generation Kindle Fire is rumored to launch in roughly 10 months.
Citing information from China's Economic Daily News, DigiTimes reports that Compal Electronics has landed orders for the new tablet. Compal is expected to produce 20 to 30 percent of the estimated three to four million units that Amazon will reportedly ship next year. Quanta will handle the rest of the manufacturing duties.
The paper claims that the Kindle Fire 3 will ship in September 2013. This is not a hard prediction to make; while Amazon saved the 8.9-inch model for last month, the company released the seven-inch upgrade in September 2012 -- roughly 11 months after the original Kindle Fire arrived.
Amazon has yet to announce any concrete sales figures for the Kindle Fire HD, but the company did reveal that Cyber Monday turned out to be the "biggest day ever for Kindle sales w...
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