Kindle Fire

BGR has obtained exclusive pics showing off the next generation Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, which are set to be unveiled later this month, according to reports. While only the 7-inch model is shown, BGR notes their source tells them the larger 8.9-inch Kindle Fire is identical.

The design appears a bit more subtle than the previous model, with the smooth backing broken up only by the Amazon logo. The speakers also move toward the top, but not forward facing. The 7-inch Kindle Fire is said to have a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, with big brother getting an impressive 2,560 x 1,600 upgrade. Both will come with a Snapdragon 800, which normally clocks at about 2.2 GHz, and 2GB RAM.

The two tablets are also said to be offered in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB options, and be backed by Android 4.2.2 — though that really doesn’t matter in regard to interface, considering Amazon will severely alter it. No mention on specs for the front facing camera, but the 8.9-inch variant is said to offer an 8 megapixel rear shooter.

The power button and volume rocker rest on opposite sides of the sloped sides, which reminds us of the Ubuntu Edge. No word on final dimensions, but like its predecessors, the new Kindle tablet looks bulkier than the competition.

Now that the launch date for the Kindle Fire seems imminent, are you excited? Does this tablet entice you to jump aboard the Kindle bandwagon, or are you put off by the walled Amazon ecosystem?