Amazon Might Launch Multiple Kindle Fire Units This Year
Well as we are getting closer to the holiday season, it seems like the rumors and speculations for the new electronics gadgets are now steaming up. Same is the case with the successor tablet to the Amazon Kindle Fire which was one of the highly successful tablet devices of the last year. A few days ago we reported that the Kindle Fire 2 will be launched on August 7th. Additionally, it was also reported that it will be running on a quad core processor along with 12 core graphics while there will be a front camera and Android 4.1 running out of the box as well. Another rumor suggested that there will be a new 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet that will come with a metal body and Amazon will also bring a 10 inch model this year. Now, Analyst Richard Shim at NPD DisplaySearch has some sources at Amazon’s Supply chain who claim that three or even four Kindle Fire 2 models will be launched this year.
According to Shim, there will be an Amazon Kindle Fire 2 model with 7 inch display and a screen resolution of 1024 x 600. This device will have no camera and the production will start in August. Another 7 inch Kindle Fire 2 model will have a better screen resolution of 1280 x 800, a front camera and the production will start in August as well. Third Kindle Fire 2 model will also bring a 7 inch display screen and also have the 1280 x 800 resolution, but it will also feature 4G connectivity but its production will start a little late in September. Shim did not mention anything about a 10 inch Kindle Fire model, but he said that a larger 8.9 inch Kindle Fire 2 with the resolution of 1920 x 1280 will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
The analyst also called the supply chain very dynamic because it changes most of the time, we also have to keep in mind that Apple is also in the mix here. He says that right now, the Supply chain is suggesting four Kindle Fire units releasing this year, but that might change very soon. The original Kindle Fire did not offer the full Android experience and no Google apps were included in it, instead users had to buy content, apps and cloud storage from Amazon. That is how Amazon was able to keep the price of the device as low as $199.
Now we know that Google tried to beat the Kindle Fire tablet by introducing its own 7 inch slate with some amazing specs. Now, it seems like the 8.9 inch model of Kindle Fire will really outperform the Nexus 7 slate in most of the segments including display, 4g connectivity and resolution. He also said that all the four Kindle Fire units will be able to match with the 216ppi pixel density used in the Google Nexus 7. The original Kindle Fire had a very poor density of 170ppi, and this will be a great improvement.
The Analyst was unable to find out the much important info about these new upcoming Kindle Fire tablets including the pricing and release date. In the end he said that these new Kindle Fire tablets will either feature a TI OMAP processor or the quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3.