The first Kindle Fire was released in September 2011 and it’s been a very successful tablet, which means an upgraded version must be in the works. According to CNET, a credible source even offered a release date for Amazon’s tablet and we should see it around July 31th.
It seems like the Kindle fire 2 will come with the same price tag as the original one, though it will obviously sport better features. Other rumors say that Amazon is going to lower its price to $149, though this means we won’t get very attractive features.
The new Kindle Fire 2 should come with a 1280×800 pixels resolution display, a camera and physical volume control buttons, which would really be useful. Unfortunately we don’t have any information yet about the processor, amount of RAM or internal memory, though we can guess that all of them will be improved in the Kindle Fire 2.
Other rumors also talk about an ad-supported version, which should come cheaper, though there isn’t anything very clear yet and no trusted source specified this.
The Kindle Fire 2’s release date will be near Google’s Nexus Tablet, which should be released in July too and it will probably come with similar specs and pricing or even cheaper.
Unfortunately there isn’t any precise information about Amazon’s tablet and it seems like they manage to keep their secrets very well protected, though if the dubbed release date is true, then the wait will be over pretty soon.
The original Kindle Fire is priced at $199 and it features a dual-core 1Ghz Cortex-A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 7-inch 1024×600 pixels resolution IPS display. It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it’s only connectivity option is WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, lacking both Bluetooth and 3G. Hopefully the new version will come with at least a 3G connection.