Amazon getting ready a 7- and 10-inch successors to the Kindle Fire this year?

Amazon getting ready a 7- and 10-inch successors to the Kindle Fire this year?
In the coming months, Amazon will follow up on the Kindle Fire with not one, but two tablets - one with a 7-inch display and another one including a 10-inch slate, according to BGR.

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.

source: BGR

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4 Comments

1. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

Rumor has it that Google is also planning a 10-inch Nexus 10. Fight!http://www.slashgear.com/google-nexus-10-reportedly-in-pipeline-29236412/

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

As long as I can flash a stock JB ROM on it! :D

3. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Jun 29, 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.

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