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Concept shows how cool the new Amazon Kindle Fire could be

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Concept shows how cool the new Amazon Kindle Fire could be
The Amazon Kindle Fire was a great deal at the time of its launch - it boggled our minds with its $200 price tag back in mid-November of last year, but now finally other tablet makers have introduced their own take on the affordable 7-inch tablet idea and we have the upcoming Nexus 7 and the already available Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 at around the same price.

But Amazon’s tablet remains the one with most content available. The Amazon ecosystem is a great asset for those hungry to consume media on their slates, but while that’s good, there is something about the Fire that’s not all that good. If you thought about its design, you’re right - the generic plastic case just isn’t something that would lure you into buying the Kindle Fire.

Now, with the second generation tablet allegedly coming soon, rumors have started spreading that it will be crafted more carefully, with more attention to details and more solid materials used to build it. Germans from t3n imagine that it could look like what you see in the pictures below - a futuristic mixture of metal casing and slightly curved lines. Now, that’s only a concept that has nothing to do with Amazon itself, but it definitely paints a picture of what we’d like to see in the next Kindle. How do you feel about that design mockup?

source: t3n via PocketNow

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posted on 10 Jul 2012, 06:20 1

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Keep this concept for WP8 Tablets

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 08:32 2

4. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

I'm sorry you said WP tablets? Hope u're OK. ;)

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 00:48

7. tuneslover (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)

Why on earth you want a Windows Phone tablet while you can run full Windows 8 or Windows RT on tablets?

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 06:48 2

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i don't know... i'm not really hyped with the Kindle Fire. I don't like the way they messed with the OS.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 08:25 1

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Lol looks like an enlarged iPhone :))

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 08:41

5. jordan.300 (unregistered)

Uhh... I saw an Alltel ad right now. Thumbs up if you miss Alltel. :) I hate, yet love Verizon.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 12:59

6. Hildy (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

It's an appliance, not an artwork. I want something that's easy to use and easy to hold. Forget the shiny metal look, give me a rubberized back and a glare resistant screen.

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 04:19

8. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

But they Amazon Kindles....... have no play store and does not behave how an android tablet should be... That is not cool!

Wouldn't it be great if it has all the normal android functions, and google play, but also with the amazon kindle UI?

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 08:13

9. jordan.300 (unregistered)

Or, even a BIG update to Kindle UI with tons more apps than before.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:16

10. ConnieL4193 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

I own the current Kindle Fire and I see nothing "cheap" or bad about it's build. The only thing I might change is something around the front of it so you can hold it without getting fingerprints on the glass. Aside from that, I love the rubberized backing and the solid feel to it. I think my main complaint and something which really needs to be addressed is memory. Considering everything it can do, this device either needs more internal memory or an SD slot. Seems I'm constantly fighting the battle for more memory. I have way to much available for apps and next to nothing available for actual data (music, videos, books, audio books). C'Mon Amazon

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 08:18

11. ConnieL4193 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)

People, please try and remember this is NOT supposed to be your typical Android tablet. It's an eReader! In this case, it was deisgned for media consumption - books, music, video, etc. If you're expecting a "normal" Android tablet, you need to go somewhere else. As an eReader, it's just fine, thank you very much,

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