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Next Generation Kindle Fire review
Next generation of Kindle Fire tablets by Amazon is under development and coming soon. The company concentrates on all aspects of the tablets in order to be able to compete with the current leader Google Nexus 7.
Second generation of Nexus 7 has been released a few days ago. The tablet come with impressive hardware improvements, runs of the latest version of Android operating system and has competitive price that is just slightly higher than the price of the very successful previous model.
Newest Kindle Fire tablet: Hardware and price expectations
Next Generation Kindle Fire seems to be ready to compete with the latest Nexus 7. According to the latest information from various internet sources newest Kindle Fire tablets may have better hardware than newest Nexus 7. In addition Amazon may keep the price for new tables the same as of low price of previous models starting from $199.
Here are some technical details about next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Next Generation Kindle Fire technical specification
Newest Kindle Fire specs
Next Generation Kindle Fire expected to come with new look and feel. 7-inch model of new Kindle Fire is powered by quad-core 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and graphic accelerator Adreno 330. Such powerful processor and graphic accelerator coupled with high definition 1920×1200 pixels display could easily handle modern games and HD video. Next generation Kindle Fire runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Amazon proprietary interface. Newest Kindle Fire comes with 2 GB of RAM and front camera. The camera was missing in the previous Kindle Fire model. Depending on user requirements new Kindle Fire could come with 16/32 or 64 GB of storage. All models have built-in Wi-Fi. Some of next generation Kindle Fire models may come with 3G and LTE support.
Next Generation Kindle Fire HD specs
Kindle Fire HD new models are very similar to above mentioned next generation Kindle Fire models. They run on the same processor and operating system, have the same amount of RAM and storage. Connectivity capabilities are also the same. The differences are 8.9-inch 2560×1600 pixels display and 8 megapixels rear camera. Such additions allow Kindle Fire to compete with the current Apple iPad tablet that is the leader on tablet pc market.
Next Generation Kindle Fire : Design Change
New Kindle tablets come with the new design. The frame around the display of new Kindle Fire becomes thinner. 7-inch Kindle Fire has a frame of 1.25 cm. 8.9 Kindle Fire HD frame is reduced to 1.9 cm. Both models have significantly reduced weight, although exact figures are not available
Newest Kindle Fire vs newest Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad
Although newest Nexus 7 came with impressive hardware and operating system improvements the next generation of Kindle Fire technical details sounds much better. Kindle Fire has a huge potential to win competition in terms of technical specs and price against the latest Nexus 7. However customer preferences are often depends on other factors such as customer loyalty, product design and how well balanced device is. Apple iPad is currently the leader on the tablets market mostly because of above mentioned reasons. Apple has an army of loyal customers, impressive design of their gadgets and technically very well balanced products. Is Amazon next generation tablet able to compete with iPad? We will see it in a few months.
More detailed description of the newest Nexus 7 could be found in one of our previous posts “New Google Nexus 7 tablet – Best Gadgets 2013”.
Newest Kindle Fire: Cost and Availability
Dispute to the numerous additional technical features and improvements next generation of Kindle Fire may keep the same low price as the previous models, i.e. price tag will start from $199. Such price policy is pretty much typical for Amazon. The company makes money on selling digital content while keeping low price on their tablets. The majority of analysts expect that Amazon introduce next generation of Kindle Fire this autumn most likely at the end of September.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets become available according to a press release on the Amazon official website. The price tag of 16-gigabyte version of the tablet is $299 while 32-gigabyte version cost $369. Sales of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with LTE support will start a week later and will be more expensive. A version with 32 gigabytes of internal memory may cost $499, and a 64 GB – $599.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD powered by dual-core OMAP 4479 1.5 GHz processor and has a 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with high resolution 1920×1200 pixels display with 254ppi density. 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD could run on battery power about 10 hours. The tablet weighs 567 grams and equipped by a micro-USB connector and micro-HDMI. The Wi-Fi of the device is accelerated by using double antenna and MIMO technology.
Kindle Fire HD is running on modified Android 4.0 operating system. Amazon has developed its own tablet shell and Silk browser. Applications could be downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.
Amazon announced Kindle Fire HD tablets in early September 2012. 7-inch tablet was available in mid-September. The shipping of 8.9-inch devices was expected on November 20, but Amazon began shipping the device ahead of schedule.
According to Digitimes Research combined sales of recently released 7 and 8.8-inch models of Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 5 million units before the end of the year.
Digitimes Research forecast based on the analysis of components shipment. The shipment of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD components started in July. According to Digitimes Research half a million of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be shipped in September and about a million units in October. Overall sales of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD should reach 2.9 million units at the end of the year.
Monthly shipments of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD may reach one million units. Overall sales of 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HD tablets should reach 2.2 million devices.
Amazon may sale from 3.5 to 4 million 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets before the release of the next version of Kindle Fire.
7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets are currently available. The tablet powered by dual core 1.2 GHz processor, has 1 GB of RAM and microHDMI slot, equipped by frontal camera, supports superfast Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet comes with high quality IPS dispaly with resolution of 1280×800 pixels and superior quality Dolby Audio. The price on the model with 16GB storage is $199. 32GB model is also available for $249.
Amazon introduced a new line of Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets with screen sizes 7 and 8.9 inches.
7-inch Kindle Fire HD comes with 1280×800 pixels display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with a graphics core Imagination PowerVR 3D and front camera for video calls. The device may operate on battery power up to 11 hours. 7-inch Kindle Fire HD comes in two versions. First version with 16GB of internal memory should be available on September 14. Sales of second version with 32GB of internal memory should start on October 25th. Prices on 7-inch models of Kindle Fire HD are $199 and $249 respectively.
8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet has HD display with resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels and powered by High performance 1.5Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core. There are couple of new features that make 8.9-inch Kindle Fire unique – Stunning HD display, exclusive Dolby audio, fastest Wi-Fi and support of ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless. The price of 16-gigabyte version of Wi-Fi version of the tablet is as low as $299 and the price of 32GB version is $369. Price tags for 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with integrated 4G and 32 or 64 GB of internal memory are $499 and $599 respectively. 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will be available for purchasing starting from November 20th.
Amazon claims that all Kindle Fire HD are equipped with the fastest Wi-Fi module. According to the company, two built-in antennas could provide download speeds of up to 40 percent higher than the nearest competitor – newest Apple iPad 3 tablet.
At the same time with the release of Kindle Fire HD Amazon has improved the performance and reduced the price of the original Kindle Fire model presented in September 2011. According to Amazon performance of original Kindle Fire increased on up to 40 percent, amount of internal memory has been doubled and the battery capacity has been improved. In addition the price of the device has been reduced from $199 to $159. Sales of updated Kindle Fire start on September 14.
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 2 – next generation of Nook Tablet
According to internet sources Barnes & Noble is going to introduce next generation of Nook Tablet – Nook Tablet 2 at the end of September.
The original model of Nook Tablet was introduced in November of 2011. Nook Tablet powered by dual core TI OMAP4 1GHz processor. It comes with 7-inch touch screen VividView display with resolution of 1024 × 600 pixel, 1GB of RAM and flash storage of 8 or 16 GB expandable through MicroSD-slot. Nook Tablet supports Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and run on Android Platform. The main competitor of Nook Tablet is Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon is going to introduce new models of Kindle Fire tablet – Kindle Fire 2 in a few days on a special scheduled event.
Barnes & Noble reduce the price of existing models of Nook Tablet. The price of the 8GB model dropped by $20$. The price of 16GB model is dropped by $50.
Next generation of Nook tablet will be introduced in New York. Nook Tablet 2 could run on Windows 8 platform. Sales of the new Nook Tablet may start at the end of October after the official release of Microsoft Windows 8.