Today BGR has reported information on Amazon bringing new and upgraded tablets this fall. That should probably be no surprise as Amazon has stayed bullish on their tablet strategy and pricing. They unveiled their Kindle Fire HD line last year around the same time with new specs and lower pricing. The tablet battles are heating up and Amazon is not backing down. The Nook HD by Barnes & Noble seems to be on its way out which opens the door for Amazon even more. The king of all tablets, Apples’ iPad, has steadily been dropping market share and will probably get overtaken this year. So let’s find out the details on the new upgrade.
It is reported that the original Kindle Fire will be getting an upgrade in screen resolution to 1280 x 800 from the current 1024 x 600 display. The 7″ Kindle Fire HD will be upgraded to 1920 x 1200 while the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD will go to 2560 x 1200. The 8.9″ display will then be better than iPad retina display quality. It also seems like that Amazon will be changing the overall design of the Kindle all together. It will be thinner, more flatter, and have edges rather than the more curved design. The position of the power and volume button will also be changing and will no longer reside on the side.
Also no details on pricing is known, it is thought that they will try to maintain the current pricing for the new model. That could certainly be attractive and continue Amazon’s popularity with the Kindle Fire tablets. Personally I think a way to have easy access to Google Play Store or the option to add Google account and apps would really be a game changer but I doubt that will happen. Each time Amazon has introduced new tablet it has been even more locked down than previous. But will have to see until they are actually announced. Let us know what you think about the new possible Kindle Fire tablets. Would you buy one or continue to support Amazon.