Gizmodo notes that Amazon says it’s all out of the Kindle Fire. For the moment.
Staples’ U.S. retail chief Demos Parneros recently said Amazon was prepping “five or six” new tablets. What that likely means—if there’s any basis to it at all—is several storage options in two different sizes. So theoretically, a 7-inch Kindle Fire with 8GB, another with 16GB, and another with 32GB, as well as a 10-inch Fire with those same configurations. In that same vein, there have also been murmurings of a 4G Kindle Fire. However, that intel comes by way of an analyst and well, analysts say a lot of crap that you’d think they dreamed and said out loud but they wish they hadn’t. And while 4G has become table stakes for premium tablets in the last year, it’s equally possible that Amazon will forego it to keep the price down.
I’d consider an e-reader but it’s all I can do to lug my giant phone around.