Amazon’s next Kindle makes another appearance on the FCC via front company
Last month a tablet called the EY21 won approval from the FCC. The applications for the EY21 were filed by a Minnesota-based firm called Hannaford LLC. The address for Hannaford LLC listed in FCC filings is the same address of Corporation Services Company, a known front for Amazon, making it likely that the EY21 is actually a new version of Amazon’s Kindle eBook reader.
Today, the EY21 made yet another appearance on the FCC. This time, FCC documents for the EY21 were filed by Gluteen LLC, an Illinois-based firm who’s address at 801 Adlai Stevenson Drive in Springfield is also an address of Corporation Services Company. FCC filings for the EY21 shows that the device won FCC approval for 802.11 b/g/n wireless in the 2.4GHz band.
It’s unclear why Amazon passed the EY21 through the FCC twice, with two different front companies. However, the recent increase in filings by Amazon front companies does suggest that we should be expecting a new version of the Kindle very soon.