Almost a year ago, it was reported that Amazon was working on two new Kindles that would catapult them into the tablet market. The first was the Kindle Fire, a dual-core Tegra 2-powered slate, which launched this last summer. The second tablet was said to be a 10-inch version powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, but that has yet to come to market.
Many reports have mentioned that the larger Kindle Fire was pushed back from its originally scheduled debut, and now we’re looking at a second-quarter debut of this phenom. While Amazon won’t comment on the larger Kindle Fire, there are unconfirmed reports that reveal Amazon has placed an initial order of 10-inch chassis components from Taiwan’s Catcher Technology. This certainly suggests that production could begin soon.