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New Amazon Kindle Fire(s) leak out: new design, 7- and 10-inch models likely

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New Amazon Kindle Fire(s) leak out: new design, 7- and 10-inch models likely
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been the best selling Android tablet as Amazon has just revealed somewhat funnily that the Fire “sold out,” but still holds a 22% share of the Android tablet market. And now, a purported shot of the new Kindle Fire ended up in the hands of TheVerge, along with an interesting detail - all likelihood is that the September 6th Amazon event will introduce not one, but two Kindle Fires, a 7-inch and a 10-inch one.

By now, it seems that the upcoming 7-inch second-gen Kindle Fire will feature a brand new design. At least this time it won’t be a generic reference design as last year’s Fire that was largely based on the TI OMAP 4 reference platform. Allegedly, though, it won’t be any flashier, but still a plain plastic box.

The big news is that the heavy skin Amazon uses in the Kindle Fire has changed and become more streamlined, allegedly with less “chrome.” Check out the image below - it doesn’t look all that pretty, but what if Amazon decided to cut the price even further with this new model? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: TheVerge

New Amazon Kindle Fire(s) leak out: new design, 7- and 10-inch models likely

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:34

1. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Nice keyboard.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:44 3

2. smallworld (Posts: 372; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Ugly.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:58 6

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What did I say on the other article? They are saying that the Kindle Fire is SOLD OUT so they can hype the new Kindle Fire successor! Just on cue! lol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:06 3

4. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 487; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


Not exactly cutting edge eh?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:41

10. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Agree. Pretty fugly if you ask me.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:15

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I will buy one when someone ports stock android to it

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:16 3

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I want this to disappoint. In order to reaffirm the purchase of my n7 xD

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:34

7. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


WOW, at $129, its a winner.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:55

8. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Look are abit meh,price is waheyyyyyy!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:22

9. webOSlove (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I ported android 4.1 to mine and I like it much better than before

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:58

11. ocilfa (Posts: 300; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Did anyone notice that this isnt the same aspect ration as the first gen fire? Looks very ipadish in shape.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 19:26 2

12. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


apple will sue them

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:24

13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont really get it... why will amazon use android OS but it doesnt even look like android? not even android apps...

i think amazon should make its own OS..partner with linux foundation and creat ur own OS.. you got a great ecosystem...

or i think amazon should buy RIM BlackBerry...buy or partner with them... and at least save RIM...

i wonder why PA still didnt post this... amazon is teaming up with nokia to bring nokia maps to amazon kindle

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/08/30/us-amazon-fire-maps-idUKBRE87T1ML20120830

http://mynokiablogdotcom/2012/08/31/nokia-teams-up-with-amazon-to-bring-maps-to-kindle-snubs-google-maps/

just change 'dot' to '.'

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:45 2

14. stuyjcp (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


$99 for the 7-inch and I'm in.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:51

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


haha more like a HP touchPad... but i do hope that they will do the same marketing... :P

i mean how will a kindle stand up if google nexus 7 offers the same and far superior to kinde fire? what will be the OS of the kindle gonna be? and android rip off again?

but if they team up with BlackBerry and make a kindle with RIM hardware..it will make more sense to me than making an android device that is not android...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:32

16. webOSlove (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


The OS isn't and Android rip off . Its a customized version of Android . Its Amazon's UI

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:49

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


its a rip off or Amazon UI..still the same.. no google service service..no android apps..no google maps.. i've read that amazon will use nokia maps... so it is an android rip off with no signs of being an android!!

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