By Anton D. Nagy | July 24, 2012 2:19 AM
There is no doubt that Amazon will introduce a Kindle Fire successor and, thanks to all the rumors around, we can hope for a ten-incher (to compete with the iPad) as well as a seven-incher (to take on the Nexus 7).
However, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc., believes that there will be five or six tablet SKUs assigned to Amazon slates. Of course SKUs (stock-keeping units) could very well refer to only two major hardware variants (probably the seven inch and the ten inch tablets) but with different storage options (8-, 16-, 32-, who knows maybe even 64GB flavors).
As far as the rumored Amazon smartphone is concerned, there was no information revealed and even the info related to tablets is somewhat obscure. Of course, Amazon didn’t comment on the matter.