Amazon Kindle Fire trio set for major upgrade later this year

Amazon Kindle Fire trio set for major upgrade later this yearAmazon's been pretty quiet of late, but that could well be just the calm before the storm if the latest Kindle Fire-related rumours are to be believed.

At least three new Amazon tablets are being tipped to launch before the end of the year, as the online shopping giant looks to kick on from the solid start its Android tablet range has enjoyed so far.

According to BGR – which has been on the money with several Amazon-related leaks in the past – all three Kindle Fire models are set to be upgraded in the run-up to the holiday season, and the changes will be significant.

Design-wise, Amazon will reportedly go with a more angular design than with the current range, with less rounded corners and a more “chiselled” look, we're told.

They'll also be thinner and lighter, inevitably, while the power and volume control buttons are being moved to the back in response to criticism of their placement on the sides of the Kindle Fire at present.

As for the specific models, the base 7in Kindle Fire will see an upgrade to the same 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution currently found on the Kindle Fire HD, which will jump to a 1,920 x 1,200-pixel panel – making for an impressive pixel density of 323ppi.

Lastly, the larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will see its screen bumped up to a Retina-shredding 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, which should be quite a treat.

The report doesn't mention anything about other specs, and more importantly what improvements Amazon's got in store for its forked Android ecosystem – currently seen by most detractors as the biggest thing wrong with Amazon's tablet range.

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an1  Jul. 9, 2013 at 21:05

A screen of that res, that size, that portable..... Does it come with a mini sd slot to store your pr0n collection on too?

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 11, 2013 at 22:02

Nope, but you can buy all your pr0n from Amazon and it will be available on any Amazon enabled device.


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