Three, Maybe Four Kindle Fire 2 Versions To Hit The Market Later This Year


Three, Maybe Four Kindle Fire 2 Versions To Hit The Market Later This Year

A while ago we heard that two Amazon Kindle Fire 2 versions will arrive on the market later this year: a 7-inch tablet, the successor of the current Kindle Fire, and a 10-inch model that aims at Apple’s iPad. Well, it seems that more than two versions will be launched, according to NPD DisplaySearch analysts, with connections inside the Amazon’s supply chain.

It looks like one of the tablets will debut (or will be introduced) in August, somehow confirming last week’s rumor saying that Kindle Fire 2 release date is August 7th. The cheapest Kindle Fire 2 (most likely priced $199) will have a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels, no camera and it will be produced in August.

Another 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 will have a superior HD display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, incorporated camera and it will be produced in August, as well. A third 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 is also in the works, with 1,280 x 800 display, camera and 4G LTE capabilities, but its production will debut in September.

The most expensive model will not be a 10-inch tablet, but, surprisingly, a terminal with an 8.9-inch display, as it was speculated in late 2011. It will come with a resolution of 1,920 x 1280 and it will enter in production in Q4 2012.

The NPD analyst that unveiled the aforementioned details says that the supply chain is dynamic and the products can be changed anytime. Four new tablets belonging to a brand as big as Amazon would put enormous pressure on the suppliers, therefore if the tablets do exist, we will soon be able to see whether large shipments will be directed towards Amazon and its partners.

I agree that Amazon will launch at least two or three tablets. The question is what prices will they have, now that Google have launched their quad-core Nexus 7 for $199.

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