New Kindle Fire line will bring better resolutions, “chiseled” design, at the same price tag

July 9, 2013
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A new generation of Kindle Fire tablets is expected to arrive in September, with insider sources claiming that the devices will feature better displays and a revamped design.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

There’s nothing particularly exciting in this leak from BGR, but it’s still nice to get some confirmation on our educated guesses.

Here’s the run down – the folks at BGR claim that Amazon will launch its newest generation of Kindle Fires sometimes in autumn, probably in September, the same time of the year when the 2012 launched.

The base model, the $159 Kindle Fire, will feature an improved display, with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, a jump from the current 1024 x 600 resolution. Similarly, the upcoming Kindle Fire HD will go Full HD, with a resolution of 1920×1200. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will obviously get the best panel, of an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Besides the souped up resolution, we don’t have any details on the rest of the spec sheets, but, knowing Jeff Bezos’ company, we probably won’t be blown away by any technical achievement on the 2013 Kindle Fire line.

In terms of design, the leaksters claim that the new Kindle Fire line will be completely redesigned. Gone are the soft curves and amply rounded corners – a new “chiseled” look, with flat edges and sharper corners, is what we should expect. Amazon supposedly changed the position of the power button to make it easier to reach, and the new devices are said to be “noticeably lighter”.

Finally, Amazon’s goal is to sell the new Kindle Fire line for the same prices as the 2012 generation. That means $159, $199, and $299 for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 respectively.

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