Amazon getting ready a 7- and 10-inch successors to the Kindle Fire this year?
The seven incher comes with a huge improvement in build quality, if we are to believe the publication’s anonymous sources. The dual-core chip in the original Fire was a great value for the money, but the build quality felt on the cheap side with soft touch plastic.
The new models will allegedly feature a metal casing. “It’s really up a notch from the current Fire,” the source that got to play with both devices commented. The back of both tablets will sport a chrome-look “rib,” contrasting against the black matte finish. It will allegedly house the speakers and contribute to a better feel and appearance.
Another good news is that the tablets will be thinner than the third-gen iPad, and come with no physical buttons on the front.
The original Kindle cut it short when it came to cameras and had none, but the new 10-inch model allegedly features a front-facing snapper. Both tablets come with a microUSB port and another port that may or may not be for HDMI.
BGR has a mixed track record, so we’d definitely equip ourselves with some healthy doubt, but the hands-on experience it paints definitely adds credibility, so we wouldn’t be so surprised if all that came true.
1. RangersK (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Rumor has it that Google is also planning a 10-inch Nexus 10.
2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
As long as I can flash a stock JB ROM on it! :D
3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 625; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I hope that new kindle is lighter, the original was freaking heavy for a 7" tab, that would make my hands tired and it was a bit on the thick side. Time to use those rarely used muscles to heft that thing.
4. jvrsavage (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Props for front facing camera, I was considering the original fire but was put off since it lacked cameras and bluetooth.
If the fire2 really wants to compete it needs to add bluetooth and also gps.