Amazon Kindle Fire to go 10-inch
Amazon started small. Now it's going big. The online retailer is expected to bring out its biggest tablet yet later this year.
Amazon is expected to bring out a bigger version of the Kindle Fire, as it gradually grows the size of its tablets.
Now it's moving up to the 10-inch class, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told CNET.
The biggest Kindle Fire yet will sport a stunning 2,560x1,600-pixel density 10.1-inch display, according to Shim. That's about 300 pixels per inch (PPI), considerably denser than Apple's Retina iPad 4 with 264 PPI.
And that matches the 2,560x1,600 10-inch screen on Google's Nexus 10, touted as the highest-resolution tablet yet.
Mass production of the display for the 10-inch Kindle Fire will start in the third quarter, Shim said.
Amazon is also expected to refresh its 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fires, with the goal of getting all models to a 300 PPI, Shim added.
In the latest figures from IDC, Amazon was ranked No. 4 in tablet shipments, with 3.7 percent of the market.
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.