It’s been known for a while that Amazon is looking to come out with some new 2012 tablet models, but just how many flavours has not been known. However, today we get a little bit of insight as to what Amazon has in their business plan.
According to Staples President Demos Parneros, Amazon is planning on making available 5 or 6 different SKUs of the Amazon Kindle. A SKU simply stands for stock keeping unit. It’s important to keep in mind that this does not mean that there will be five or different tablets that are entirely different from one another. Rather, the tablets will probably be identical to one another with subtle differences in such things as the storage size. To put things into perspective, when Apple launched their tablet computer, there were more then 12 different SKUs and each of these accounted for the fact that the iOS tablet was available in either black or white, wireless or cellular and then in a variety of sizes ranging from 16GB on the low end to 64GB on the high end.
There have been a lot of rumours that Amazon would come out with a 10-inch model to compete with the iPad and Parneros has now confirmed that a big screen Amazon tablet will be launched. We don’t have a launch date just yet, but expect further information be be made available in the coming weeks.