Amazon rumored to offer 8.9-inch tablet before quad-core Hollywood arrives

Amazon rumored to offer 8.9-inch tablet before quad-core Hollywood arrives

Word on the street this morning is that Amazon is set to introduce a third model in their Android-based tablet line in the new year.  Expected to arrive before the 10.1-inch quad-core  ‘Hollywood’ tablet, this new model will come with an 8.9-inch display size.  According to a DigiTimes report, Chunghwa Picture Tubes and LG Display have already begun working on supplying the new panels.

The 8.9-inch display should still allow for a very portable experience, however the larger screen size may help Amazon to counter Barnes & Noble and the growing Nook line.  Price could stay low enough for people to consider a larger display without pulling too much out of their wallet.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.