Amazon is reportedly going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry supply chain sources.
The company was previously considering a 4.3-inch screen but later scrapped the idea after witnessing increased demand for larger size screens among consumers, said the sources.
For a device that might not even exist, Digitimes sure does know a lot. They even have other sources that say the switch to a larger screen was the cause of the rumored production delay.
As much fun as it may be to repeat all this gossip, I am not sure I believe any of it. It is still far too likely that this whole family of rumors is just wishful thinking.
Do you know what I am waiting for? I want to see either a leaked product image (like the Kindle Paperwhite leaks from last August) or a report that a reliable tech blog has put their hands on the new device (like Techcrunch and the Kindle Fire in 2011).
Amazon has a certain pattern to their leaks. They have almost always dropped a hint of one kind or another to a major tech blog, and it's always been an American tech blog. I think Amazon is likely to repeat this pattern because it works, and until they do I will take all Amazon hardware rumors with a grain of salt.