As we reported last month, the internals in the new Kindle Fire haven't really gone through much of a renaissance – we've got the nearly identical TI OMAP 4470 chipset, featuring two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The amount of RAM has received a much needed upgrade to 1GB. Don't expect any surprises as far as screen real estate is concerned – you're still getting a 7-inch, 1280x800 resolution display to play with.
Pricing is currently unknown, though the original Kindle Fire initially retailed for $199, which subsequently got squeezed down to $159. Considering the pace at which the mobile industry is moving as a whole, however, we're actually expecting an even better price point for this year's Kindles, despite not having an official figure just yet.