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

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

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Kindle Fire
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Processor TI OMAP4, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB



1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Nice keyboard.

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012


3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

4. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Not exactly cutting edge eh?

10. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Agree. Pretty fugly if you ask me.

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

I will buy one when someone ports stock android to it

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

7. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

WOW, at $129, its a winner.

8. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Look are abit meh,price is waheyyyyyy!

9. webOSlove unregistered

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

11. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

12. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

apple will sue them

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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 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://mynokiablogdotcom/2012/08/31/nokia-teams-up-with-amazon-to-bring-maps-to-kindle-snubs-google-maps/ just change 'dot' to '.'

14. stuyjcp

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

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

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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 will make more sense to me than making an android device that is not android...

16. webOSlove unregistered

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

17. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

its a rip off or Amazon UI..still the same.. no google service android 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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