Kindle Fire 2 Release Date: Early As This August? Previous Model Discounts, FCC Document Suggest Sooner Than Later
Kindle Fire 2 rumors are spreading like wildfire.
New reports suggest that Amazon's new device will release as early as this month.
According to reports, Amazon has currently discounted its oversized Kindle DX eReader to $110. The Kindle Touch 3G is current unavailable, and the Kindle Touch current has an 8-9 day wait period before it ships, according to TechnoBuffalo.
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Other clues that the new Kindle will release very soon is from a new FCC document that released online.
According to Pop Herald, a new FCC filing by Harpers LLC was uncovered last week which contains information about the new Kindle.
Harpers LLC is Amazon's "front" company name for all its FCC filings in an effort to protect its devices from leaks and rumors. Pop Herald reported that Amazon used Harper LLC last year to protect the Kindle Touch and the first Kindle Fire.
Reports suggest that Amazon might release the Kindle Fire 2 because of Google's new Nexus 7's growing popularity, which runs on the very latest verison of Android, the Android Jelly Bean.
Gather Technology even suggested that Amazon might even start selling their old gadgets for free with a Prime subscription to build a larger fan base.
Recently, Amazon made recent updates to its Cloud Player digital music app, which is already available on Apple devices, Windows based and Android based devices, and will compete with Apple's iTunes Match and Google Music.
Amazon announced a scan-and-match digital music service, which scans customers' iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries and then matches the songs on their computers to Amazon's song catalog, which includes 20 million tracks and counting.
All of the matched songs -- including music purchased from iTunes or ripped from CDs (or possibly obtained elsehwere) -- will then be accessible immediately via Cloud Player and upgraded for free to high-quality 256Kbps audio. Music that customers have already uploaded to Cloud Player also will be upgraded.
Various tech sources reported that Demos Pernernos, president of U.S. retail for Staples Inc., which sells the Kindle Fire tablet, said that Amazon will be introducing five or six new tablet SKU's (or stock-keeping units) this year. The report confirmed that the tablets will vary in size, and one will be at least 10-inches, and will rival with Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus 7.
The Kindle Fire 2 is expected to have a new processor, new display touchscreen technology and new build, as well as a new mobile operating system with Amazon's custom build that will not support Google's Play Store and other Google products and services.
The new Kindle will have a 1280 x 800 resolution, different than the current 1024 x 600 display. This will make it sharper and more vibrant. It will be thinner and lighter than the original.