Amazon Rumored to be Working on Four Kindle Fire 2 Tablets

July 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nexus 7 from Google came out to take on Amazon’s Kindle Fire as a cheaper 7-incher rival in the lower end of the tablet market. Since then speculation was rife in the gadget world about Amazon prepping up better Fire power to take on Nexus 7.

Rumor mills have time and again claimed that Amazon was working on two tablets, a 7 inch second generation Kindle Fire tab and a 10 inch tablet.

However, analysts like Richard Shim, who works at NPD DisplaySearch, claim that Amazon is in fact working on four Kindle Fire tablets.

Quoting his sources Shim says that Amazon is planning to launch three 7 incher Kindle Fire 2 tablets and an 8.9 inch Kindle Fire 2 tablet soon. However, these tablets differ very much in their display resolution and other features.

While one 7-inch Fire 2 tablet will come with a 1024 x 600 display and without a camera in August, its brother will come at the same time with a 1280 x 800 resolution and with a rear camera.

However, a similar machine with camera and 4G connectivity will come out in September. For the fourth quarter of the year, Amazon plans to make a 1920 x 1200 display device, which according to Shim, makes the 10 incher tablet as claimed by the rumors very unlikely.

The new Kindle Fire, as per Shim, will have a display density of 216 pixels per inch (PPI) pixel, just like the Nexus 7. This is more than the original Fire, which has a display density of 170 PPI.

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