Digitimes is reporting that the larger Kindle Fire, which I am dubbing the Kindle Bonfire, is not going to launch for quite a few months. The current predicted launch date is right where I thought it would be when the first rumors appeared a couple months back (right after the Kindle Fire launch event).
The Kindle BonFire is now expected to ship some time in the second quarter of 2012. It’s still rumored to be an 8.9″ screen and it is still supposed to be made by Foxconn. Today’s rumor also adds another twist to the story; Foxconn will reportedly become one of the manufacturers of the current Kindle Fire.
Foxconn is a name that everyone should know; they are so large that they make a gadget for just about everyone. Chances are you own at least one device that they were hired to assemble. For example, Foxconn has been the primary manufacturer of the Kindle since the first one launched four years ago.
BTW, I decided to give the larger Kindle Fire a nickname. I’m going to call it the Kindle BonFire. No, that’s not a sign of any inside knowledge; I just wanted an easy way to refer to it. It almost certainly exists, so I will likely be talking about it in the future.
But that’s a good name, isn’t it? It’s a larger fire, and you can throw your books, movies, and music on it. (And yes, that is my sense of humor coming into play.)
P.S. Since this gadget is only a rumor, I’m going back to the unicorn lead photo.
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