Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be released before Christmas?

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to be released before Christmas?Thinking already of what to buy your loved one(s) for Christmas? After all, we are almost halfway there!

If so, Amazon may have the gadget for you - it's popular Kindle Fire is spawning a successor - the Kindle Fire 2 - and has reportedly been pegged for a release later this year.

However, if you want to get your mitts on one, you may have to do the less cost-effective journey across the Atlantic as it is unlikely to arrive here until next year. We don't know that for a fact, but are basing that on the knowledge that the original Kindle Fire hasn't even turned up in Blighty yet - despite being out in the US for some time now.

According to Reuters, Amazon wants to get the 8.9-inch baby out of its warehouses and into customers' letterboxes by Christmas to take advantage of that crucial Christmas shopping period.

The interesting thing here is just how much it will cost. Amazon is clearly wanting to make inroads on Apple's tablet success (especially if these rumours of an iPad Mini are true) and so, pricing will be an important factor. There are suggestions that you could snap one up for as little as £200 with Amazon then recouping the money it lost from the cheap sales via the sales of eBooks, video streams and apps.

We're looking forward to seeing it arrive here on these shores (indeed, we're looking forward to seeing the original too) if only Amazon would hurry up and remember that life does, indeed, continue once you leave the United States.

Via Reuters

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Pondlife  May. 17, 2012 at 11:02

I think we should just ignore it until they deign to release it here.

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 11:17

£200 would be overpriced for what it offers, imho.

Pondlife  May. 17, 2012 at 11:30

True.
As you are arguably person best suited to answer Jan, though I suspect you'd say neither given option ;)
http://www.mobot.net/buy-htc-htc-s

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 11:46

True.
As you are arguably person best suited to answer Jan, though I suspect you'd say neither given option ;)
http://www.mobot.net/buy-htc-htc-s

Thx ;) Replied

darkspark88  May. 17, 2012 at 11:55

this will probably be priced at £159.

krogothnx  May. 17, 2012 at 12:14

I think we should just ignore it until they deign to release it here.

seconded.

(even if it does look like you were closer to saying design than decide!)

Pondlife  May. 17, 2012 at 13:03

No I used deign purposefully.

krogothnx  May. 17, 2012 at 13:06

No I used deign purposefully.

oh, my bad, didn't know that was a word. never heard it before. i must just be less educated than i realised.

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