Rumor Roundup: $99 Kindle Fire HD and New BlackBerry PlayBook

Jon R. is back to tackle the biggest tech rumors of this week! In this episode of Rumor Roundup, Jon talks about Samsung possibly increasing the screen size of the Galaxy Note to 6.3-inches, creating a huge phablet that is more tablet than phone.

Jon also talks about Amazon preparing a new Kindle Fire HD set to retail for the amazingly low price of $99, BlackBerry’s plan of reintroducing the PlayBook tablet to the world later this year, and Samsung’s recent confirmation of a Smart Watch being in development.

On This Week's Episode

Does Samsung’s Game Pad Accessory Confirm a 6.3-inch Note III?

We all know the Galaxy Note III’s screen is going to be massive; the jump from the Note to the Note II tell us so. But just how big of an increase can we expect? A modest 5.5 to 5.8-inch jump, or maybe an even 6-inches? Not according to a rumor from late last year, […]

$99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD in the Works, Report Suggests

Amazon’s Kindle Fire family currently consists of the Kindle Fire ($159), Fire HD ($199) and two larger 8.9-inch tablets that cost $269 and $399, respectively. But the company may be trying to introduce an even more affordable tablet with an HD display. TechCrunch said its sources have revealed that the online retailer has a $99 […]

New BlackBerry PlayBook is in the Works According to BlackBerry Exec

It seems there may be some confusion up at the BlackBerry headquarters about whether or not there is a new PlayBook tablet in the future. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins recently told Australia’s Herald Sun that tablets are “a very difficult business.” He went on to suggest that the company won’t be releasing any new tablets unless […]

Samsung Smart Watch on the Way, Exec Confirms

Samsung has a smart watch on the way, a company executive recently confirmed. “We’ve been preparing the watch product for so long,” the company’s executive vice president of mobile Lee Young Hee told Bloomberg. “We are working very hard to get ready for it.” Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S4 with a bevvy of accessories, including […]

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...