Amazon is working on not one but two successors to the Kindle Fire, it has been claimed, as it bids to see off the challenge from the just-announced Google Nexus 7 and make further inroads to the iPad’s market share.
In the months leading up to the Kindle Fire’s release in November last year, rumours were rife that a second tablet, codenamed ‘Hollywood’, was also due to drop. Unlike the seven-inch Kindle Fire, Amazon’s other slate purportedly features an iPad-challenging ten-inch screen.
According to Boy Genius Report (BGR), some eight months after the Fire dropped the glam-slam-sounding Hollywood is finally ready. And as you might expect will apparently be a higher-end bit of kit, complete with a brawny quad-core processor and a front-facing camera.
The Hollywood will purportedly be accompanied by a successor to Kindle Fire, which will retain its seven-inch screen, which will also be a real step up from its predecessor, the source claims.
They will also dispense with front-facing home buttons and will feature a microUSB port.