Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Fire tablets to come with better hardware


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The tablet war has been rife with innovation in the past few years, more so since the coming of the iPad, which set the bar high. Google’s own Android has seen the birth of many tablets, ranging from affordable to expensive tablets which have their own perks.

Amazon launched their own tablets a while back based on Android operating system, the Kindle and has now sought to bring in an a fresh new set (family) to replace and compete with the ever-growing tablet market, according to BGR source.

Amazon plans on doing a complete overhaul for 2013. One has to appreciate the fact that it was Amazons own Kindle Fire that put a dent into Apple’s iPad success, and thus putting a significant dent in Apple’s market share.

At least 3 devices are set to be released into the wild this year by Amazon. So which are these devices which obviously will be subjected to quite a high amount of scrutiny in terms of hardware specifics and performance?

Enter Amazon Kindle Fire replacement one (they havent really named them yet, so we’ll go with that for now). It’s a replacement for the 7″ inch slate and according to its price tag, probably its entry level device into the market. Its going for a pocket warming $159, which is not bad for an entry-level device. The screen will be upgraded to a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution, as compared to the older counterpart which has a 1024 x 600 resolution.

The new lineup of devices also feature a  brand new version of the Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle Fire HD will also feature a new enhanced display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels (Full HD). A notable upgrade indeed, as compared to the current version which features a 1,280 x 800 pixel display. Diagonally, the screen will apparently still measure 7 inches.


The final, closing act on this expected trio is an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch. Pixel wise, it actually outpixels (if there is such a word) the 9.7″ iPad 4 Retina display, because it will sport a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel display as compared to the iPad 4s’ 2048×1536 pixel display. Design wise the new tablets are rumored to look  a bit more angular, flat sloped around the edges and the position of the power / unlock button has been switched as well. Apparently it will be on the back.

In conclusion, the tablets are said to be much lighter than the current models,which goes hand in hand with their new smooth design.Pricing has been finalized,but there may be changes to follow.Since there haven’t been any statements made by Amazon,all this largely based on rumors,but we will keep you updated on any new information regarding this story.

via BGR