Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, News, Release Date and Rumors

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Amazon's Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, News, Release Date and Rumors

Amazon's Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, News, Release Date and Rumors

There’s a lot of information going around right now about Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, News, Release Date and Rumors.  We all know that the Kindle Fire was a huge success in the US since it’s launch back in the winter of 2011 and I believe that the $199 price tag and the services available on the device was a big factor for that success not that it was premium device like the iPad.

We will try to put together here some of the specs that’s  been suggested after the 2011 release as well as possible release dates and some of the rumors going around.

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Release Date

Most say so far that the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Release Date will be in the early spring of 2012.

The Kindle Fire 2 is set to land in spring 2012, according to DigiTimes, which reported that Quanta Computer has already been given the order to start producing the new device.

However, on March 8, Digitimes suggested that the second Kindle Fire wouldn’t launch until the second half of 2012 – and that there would be more than one version of the tablet.

On March 26, rumours emerged that Taiwanese chassis manufacturer Catcher had received an order from Amazon for a new tablet.

The Kindle Fire 2 Screen Size Bigger

Will the Amazon Kindle Fire 2nd Generation be a 7″ or bigger?  What do you think?  Here is what other think.

Amazon is likely to change its product road map by shifting the display size of its next-generation Kindle Fire to 8.9-inch instead of 10.1-inch as originally planned, according to sources in Amazon’s supply chain.

Amazon’s current 7-inch panel suppliers Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) and LG Display (LGD) reportedly have begun to prepare production capacities for 8.9-inch displays, added the sources.

Following the launch of the 8.9-inch tablets, Amazon may also release 9.7- to 10.1-inch models in 2012, said the sources.  Source: DigiTimes

Other rumors are saying that the Kindle Fire 2 will come in both 8.9″ and a 10″.  Some are saying that not only will the Kindle Fire 2 come in 8.9″ and 10″ but also a updated 7-inch model.

Kindle Fire Will Also Offer NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor

The Rumor is the Kindle Fire 2 tablet is expected to have NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.

 DigiTimes announced that Amazon had placed an order for chassis from the Catcher Technologies plant in Taizhou, China.We take this with the usual grain of salt, including the estimate that Catcher’s gross margin will be 40% on the order. If true, this could be the signal to expect a new tablet to start undergoing production within the next few months.

Other Options To Consider

Other rumours are saying that the Kindle Fire 2 Operating system is Android, well kind of Android.

As with the first Fire, the Kindle Fire 2 should run Amazon’s own fork of Android, which adds a nifty interface to Google’s OS. Expect integration with the Amazon app store and services rather than Android market and Google books.   Read more…

Not sure what kind of display will be on the Kindle Fire 2.  It would be nice if they come in with a hybrid e-link/LCD screen, but no rumors on that yet.

The current Kindle Fire did not have some of the things you would think it would have like GPS, maybe a microphone or camera but no rumors if the amazon kindle fire 2 will have them or not.

So here are the Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, News, Release Date and Rumors.  One question to you, do you think that Amazon will even name the amazon kindle fire 2nd generation the “Kindle Fire 2″?  Also what price tag do you think will be on the new amazon kindle fire 2012?

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  1. Pat Kolakowski says:

    I love my Kindle Fire and the one thing that would intice me to buy the 2nd generation is a micro SD expansion slot. I really like the 7″ size but miss being able to expand the capacity.


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