Amazon now rumored to be prepping three tablets for 2012

When it comes to a successor to the Kindle Fire, it’s not a question of whether or not Amazon will release one this year.  Rather, the question seems to be just how many Amazon is working on.  We previously reported that the online retail behemoth was readying a pair of Android-based tablets to succeed the Kindle Fire, however things are changing yet again.  New details from Taiwan’s Economic Times tell us that Amazon is prepping three tablets for release in 2012.

According to their sources, we should expect to see an 8.9-inch model with a screen resolution of 1920×1200 as well as two 7-inch models.  One of these will be focused on the low-end with a 1024×600 resolution while the other should have a 1280×800 pixel display.

It stands to reason that Amazon will want to keep the $199 price point going for one of these three models, perhaps the low-end.  Depending on how the full hardware shakes out for the trio of tablets, we might look for prices of $249 and $299 out of Amazon.  As of now there is no indication as to when we will see any of these devices make their debut however it makes sense to hold off as long as the other is selling strong.