The Kindle Fire HD is a superb gadget, however we expect a follow-up device eventually this year. Amazon appears to have the ereader market sewn up, especially considering that the Barnes and Noble Nook has actually been having a hard time somewhat, so certainly a brand-new Kindle Fire is on the cards.
The Kindle Fire HD also has some significant competitors in the form of the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad mini and so it appears certain that Amazon will certainly want to capitalize on its success.
It’ll also be interesting if Kindle launches a new design of the Kindle Paperwhite ereader, which was revealed in September 2012 and featured a brand-new lit up screen.
The existing Amazon Kindle Fire HD matches the Nexus 7 in regards to price and hardware and happily runs over all over the iPad mini on rate and screen resolution.
Kindles are going from strength to strength – indeed new research from April 2013 revealed that new Kindle owners aren’t just getting substantially more books, however they’re getting more printed books than they’d have otherwise as an outcome. 8 million people in the UK now own a Kindle, while the Kindle Fire makes up 22 per cent of United States tablet sales.
As well as a new Kindle Fire HD, there’s also a brand-new Kindle Fire in the offing. It’s readied to receive the same processor and screen from the existing Kindle Fire HD, which is going to puzzle the brand name a little.
Kindle Fire HD 2 release date
We ‘d anticipate the brand-new Kindle Fire HD 2 to have a release date around the same time of the year as the last Kindle refresh, so we were anticipating something in September 2013 in time for the Christmas period.
Kindle Fire HD 2 price
Starting from just ₤ 159, and providing a 7-inch HD display and a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, the Kindle Fire HD appears to provide wonderful value for cash and we ‘d anticipate the brand-new Kindle Fire HD 2 to follow the same path to correspond with the Nexus 7.
Kindle Fire HD 2 processor
Expect the next Kindle Fire to be quad-core – the present design features a Texas Instruments 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 CPU which stands out for the majority of use, but it does not match up with the best in the tablet space. This processor is based on ARM’s Cortex-A9 architecture, which is ending up being outmoded by Cortex-A15.
Update: There’s some potentially great news for any of you holding out for the brand-new Kindle Fire HD 2, with current reports declaring the tablet will sport Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, plus an Adreno 330 graphics chip.
RAM will likewise get a boost in the new Kindle Fire HD, up from 1GB to 2GB, to really offer the brand-new Nexus 7 a run for its cash.
Storage will be able to express joy, as the brand-new Kindle Fire will allegedly deliver in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. Huzzah!
Kindle Fire HD 2 screen
This is an apparent area for enhancement – while the Kindle Fire HD screen is excellent at 1,280 x 800 pixels, the 216ppi display has an irrelevant resolution compared to the iPad 4, as an example.
Update: The brand-new Kindle Fire HD 2 is anticipated to get a healthy boost in the resolution department with the 7-inch model sporting a 1920 x 1200 display and the 8.9 incher 2560 x 1600 – offering you a full HD experience.
Kindle Fire HD 2 more specs
Update: Amazon’s brand-new Kindle Fire HD 2 is expected to rock up in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variations, with the larger of the 2 obviously set to get an 8MP electronic camera put on its rear.
Both designs of the new Kindle Fire HD are expected to pack Wi-Fi, cellular connectivity and front facing electronic cameras.
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