Amazon has certainly made a name for itself as a manufacturer of good products. It’s Kindle e-readers are loved by many consumers around the world. The Kindle Fire tablet has been a huge success as well. Amazon is going to sit around on it’s laurels though. A new report which came out today reveals that a new Kindle Fire tablet is in the pipeline. This new tablet will come with HD display, dual cameras and a lot more.
Amazon Kindle Fire has craved a whole new niche in the tablet market. By far it remains the most sold Android tablet, regardless of the fact that it runs a heavily modified version of Android OS. At the $199 price point, Kindle Fire has become the go-to choice for many consumers who want the portability of a tablet without breaking the bank.
The Kindle Fire is not perfect though. To keep the price point low, Amazon kept the specifications relatively low as well. With a display that is not HD, just 512 MB of RAM and no front or back cameras, Kindle Fire doesn’t exactly has much to offer in terms of specifications. On the other hand Google announced Nexus 7 tablet earlier this month. It is supposed to give Kindle Fire a run for it’s money. Nexus 7 packs a lean mean quad-core Tegra 3 chip, 1 GB of RAM, 12 core GPU and a HD display all for the same price point. If Amazon wasn’t thinking about a new Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 surely has forced Amazon’s hand.
Sources believe that the next Kindle Fire will have a thinner and lighter design. It will boast a HD display of 1280×800 resolution, similar to that on the Nexus 7. Furthermore, it is expected to feature dual cameras, one more than the front facing camera on Nexus 7. Price point is expected to be retained. The new Kindle Fire is expected to be publicly released in the third quarter of this year.
It looks like the mid-range tablet market is becoming the next big thing. Google just got their tablet out. Amazon is building a new one. Samsung has a Galaxy Tab of relatively proportions out already. Moreover the current undisputed king of tablets, Apple that is, is rumoured to be manufacturing an iPad Mini. This 7.85 inch iPad is supposedly going to knock all of it’s counterparts out of the ballpark. We’re in the second half of 2012 now and by the looks of it, this year still has a lot more to offer.