In line with prior reports, DigiTimes claims Amazon (AMZN) will launch an 8.9-inch version of...

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In line with prior reports, DigiTimes claims Amazon (AMZN) will launch an 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire in Q2 2012. Its use of an 8.9-inch display is reportedly motivated by price cuts for 8.9-inch panels from Samsung and LG Display (LPL). With iSuppli estimating the display/touchscreen assembly for the iPad 2 (AAPL) costs $127 alone, Amazon has some motivation to use a smaller display. (earlier)