Next-Gen Kindle Fire Details

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Over at BGR, they’ve uncovered some details about the next Kindle Fire tablets offered by Amazon. According to their sources they’re planning for three devices to be released, the first of which will be the current 7” Kindle Fire at $159.

The Kindle Fire is expected to come with a new panel in the tablet with an enhanced resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which in approximation is 720p. Imagine that the internal parts such as the CPU and memory will also be upgraded but there is no word on that. With the information we have its set to become a side-grade from the Kindle Fire HD version.

The second tablet they have planned is the Kindle Fire HD which will come with an improved panel of 1920 x 1200. A full HD resolution on a panel of that size will give phenomenal clarity with the increased PPI (Pixel Per Inch). Sources say that the size will still be 7”. Again, I very much expect the device to at least have a new CPU and some increased memory.

The final new device will be entirely new which is exciting. The new device will be called the Kindle Fire Puzzle, with a whopping 8.9” display it will be moving Amazon into a new market, potentially competing with the 10” tablets such as the Nexus 10 and Apples own iPad.

As for specifications its expected that the device will come with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600. This is significantly larger than Apples fabled retina displays, Amazon have managed to pack this into a smaller screen too. Overall this should give a very pixel dense screen which at this stage is always a good thing.

Also said is that the aesthetics of the entire line up will be changed. Finally also indicated was that they were planning on making all the devices weigh less, which to me is a very nice feature having used some of the Kindle Fire tablets.

Overall I’m pleased with the route their going in, HD resolution despite on the lowest end only being 720p is a good thing, and this will certainly be a massive selling point for all these devices. I also respect that they have gone with standard screen resolutions, rather than obscure ones such as what Apple did with their retina displays, but what this means to the user is that background with the correct resolution will be easily obtainable.

Unfortunately there was no word on what any of the internal components such as the CPU, chipset, GPU, memory and storage capacity. The expected release date for the new Kindle Fire devices will be around the end of Q3 and into Q4.

 

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