Word on the street has it that Amazon are working on three brand new Kindle Fire tablets, which are designed to replace the models available today. When we say “new models” these are actually just upgrades to the existing Kindle Fire hardware you’re already familiar with. So far it sounds like Amazon are going to opt for the same basic screen sizes, but with more performance and better quality displays thrown into the mix too.
Team Bezos has been working pretty hard to stir up more interest in the Fire, including recent moves like dropping the price of this e-reader while also bumping up the specs. Amazon seems pretty set on the idea of simply improving on the original concept of the Fire, instead of reinventing the wheel when it comes to e-reader design. Based on current trends it looks like the Kindle Fire will get a hardware upgrade roughly every 12-months, allowing Amazon to stay current with the demands of the market and their customers.
Early details indicate the standard Kindle will receive a resolution upgrade from 1024 x 600 to 1280 x 800, and the Fire HD will get an even bigger bump in resolution from 1280 x 800 to 1920 x 1200, making either of these new Kindles strong competition for both the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy for example.
There’s still a big question mark over whether the hardware upgrades will include a newly designed case, but you’ll only have to wait until September 2013 to find out for certain.
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