Amazon Sets September 6 Press Event Likely for 2nd Gen Kindle Fire
Carlo F (9 months ago)
Amazon sent out press invites for a September 6th event in Santa Monica, California, likely to announce the next generation Kindle tablets and e-readers. Amazon is expected to announce an update to the $199 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet and a brand-new 10-inch model. The second generation 7-inch tablet is rumored to sport a higher resolution 1280 x 800 display, faster processor, a front facing camera for video calls, and a new metal frame, but plastic construction. The internet retail giant is also expected to introduce a new batch of eRedears as Amazon and many retailers have already suspended sales of the current models.
What Else You Need To Know:
- The second generation Kindle Fire tablets will compete with the iPad mini, rumored to be unveiled by Apple in September for $199 to $299, and other budget tablets currently in the market like the $199 Nexus 7.
- The new Kindle eReaders are expected to have a light up display similar to Barnes & Noble's Nook SimpleTouch with Glowlight.