Lots of Amazon Kindle Fire 2 models on the way?

Amazon is rumored to be making an announcement about the next version of its Kindle Fire tablet as soon as the end of this month. Now a new report claims that there could be as many as four different versions of the Kindle Fire 2 planned, with one of them getting a cellular wireless connection.

News.com reports that, according to sources that NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has contacted, there will be three seven-inch versions of the Kindle Fire 2 tablet made. Two of them will go into production in August. One has a touch screen resolution of 1024x600 display but no on board camera. The other has a higher HD resolution of 1280x800 with a camera.

The third Kindle Fire 2 seven-inch tablet is supposed to start production in September. It will also reportedly have a 1280x800 resolution screen and a camera but will also add in a "4G" wireless antenna. There's no word on which wireless carriers this Kindle Fire 2 will support.

Finally, Shim claims that a larger, 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 2 is in the works. Slated for production sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012, it will have a 1920x1200 screen. There's no word on any camera or wireless options. There's also no word on other hardware specs for any of the Kindle Fire 2 models.

Source: News.com

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8 Comments

drazgoosh said,
If it's announced soon, then I'll compare it with the Nexus 7 and see which one to get.

Hopefully there will be a Nook Tablet 2 soon as well. Things are getting very interesting in the 7" tablet space. Competition is great for consumers.

Asmodai said,

Hopefully there will be a Nook Tablet 2 soon as well. Things are getting very interesting in the 7" tablet space. Competition is great for consumers.

+1

drazgoosh said,
If it's announced soon, then I'll compare it with the Nexus 7 and see which one to get.

Like i have said before in one post... if you don't want to complain later about getting latest version of android OS go with nexus. Kindle fire is still in android 2.3 and wont get new update except bug fix. nexus 7 has an advantage with OS... you can get all advantage of amazon by installing amazon app.. why restrict to just amazon if you can get the best of both worlds.

Wonder when anyone other than america gets the first version? The reason why Kobo is doing so well in the UK is because we are stuck with the crappy older models

I must be the only one who doesnt like the 7 inch version tablets. I have the iPad and have access to a Fire and I prefer the bigger size. Now the Nexus and Apple are doing 7 inches, that getting close to phone sizes. I honestly dont see the need for them. I know the lower price is why they are making them, but why not just get a bigger phone.

Josh_LosAltosHills said,
I must be the only one who doesnt like the 7 inch version tablets. I have the iPad and have access to a Fire and I prefer the bigger size. Now the Nexus and Apple are doing 7 inches, that getting close to phone sizes. I honestly dont see the need for them. I know the lower price is why they are making them, but why not just get a bigger phone.

imo it's all about the keyboard. 10 in tablets are too big to hold basically, and typing on them is a pain (although I do like those split keyboards, even if android doesnt officially support them afaik)

the ipad is not that bad, but those 16:9 tablets at 10.1 inches are just too wide for my fingers to reach.

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