Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire line to boost display resolutions

Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire line to boost display resolutions
Some still equate the Amazon Kindle name with nothing more than e-readers and limited tablets that are essentially e-readers with better displays, but the Kindle Fire tablets are solid devices that offer quite a bit as far as media consumption when paired with the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Instant Streaming options. Now, new info is saying that the next-generation Kindle Fires will offer big boosts in display resolution.

According to a source for BGR, Amazon is readying three new Kindle Fire tablets which will be released in time for the holiday season this year. There will be the entry level Kindle Fire, which currently sells for about $159. This 7" tablet will reportedly be replaced by something similar to the Kindle Fire HD with the same display size and 1280x800 resolution

The Kindle Fire HD (which will likely get a new name since all three options will technically have HD displays) will see the resolution of its 7" display bumped from 1280x800 to 1920x1200. And, the biggest upgrade of all will be for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which currently has an 8.9" display with a 1920x1200 resolution. The word is that the upgrade will bring a resolution equal to the Google Nexus 10 at 2560x1600 to the tablet. If true, that would make Amazon's 8.9" tablet the most pixel dense tablet around, with a PPI of 339, which would beat out the current leader of the Nexus 10, which has a PPI of about 300.

Unfortunately, no prices are known on the tablets, but currently the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 sell for $199 and $269 respectively. Though, the Kindle Fire HD is on sale right now for just $169. The next-gen designs are said to have a more angular design and be lighter than the previous models. 

source: BGR

FEATURED VIDEO

4 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Amazon should put access to the Google Play Store. Best move B&N did with their line.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, but the nook line is on life support. They couldn't touch the popularity of the Kindle name.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

A $150, 7", 1280x800 Kindle Fire would get a serious look from me.

4. yonith

Posts: 224; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Qualcomm S4 Pro in these guys. Remember where you heard it first!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.