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Amazon Kindle Fire: Three new models coming this year

Amazon Kindle Fire: Three new models coming this year

Amazon is readying itself for the release of three new versions of its hugely popular Kindle Fire tablets.

That’s the word from ‘trusted sources’, who have served up a slew of juicy information to the guys at Boy Genius Report (BGR).

Apple iPad mini vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 side by side

It appears Amazon is keen to boost the screen resolution of its entire lineup.

The new, entry-level Kindle Fire will rock a 1280 x 800 pixel panel, matching the current Kindle Fire HD.

The latter will be boosted to 1920 x 1200 pixels. That’s a massive jump from its current incarnation.

Each of these new versions of the Kindle Fire will measure seven inches.

Plans are also afoot for a new edition of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, with a Retina Display–smashing 2560 x 1600 display.

That’s bound to give Apple something to think about considering its iPad Mini still lacks Retina Display smarts.

Each model will apparently pack a new button configuration and won’t be as hefty on the scales as the current editions either.

BGR’s insiders also claimed that Amazon is keen to leave each device at its current price point.

That would mean £129 for a Kindle Fire, £150 for a Kindle Fire HD and £229 for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9”.

Amazon refused to offer any comment. However, it is said that the online retailer will reveal the new set of slates at a special event in September.

Source:

BGR

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