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There are rumors that the next generation Amazon tablet will be released sometime this month, the tablet could be the Kindle Fire 2. Multiple rumors are reporting that the Kindle Fire 2 is being geared up for an August release. The reports also say that Amazon is targeting an August launching to start pairing up the Kindle Fire 2 against the Nexus 7 from Google. If rumors about the iPad Mini are also true, then there will be 3 tough competitors for the tablet battle this coming holiday shopping season.
Less Than a Year Launching After the Original Kindle Fire
If rumors are true and the Kindle Fire 2 will be launched this month, then it will be a month earlier than the launching of the first Kindle Fire. There will be some expected upgrades to the new Kindle Fire like probably a new processor, fresh screen technology and a totally different mobile platform. An almost confirmed feature is the 1280 x 800 pixel density, which is significantly higher than what the first kindle Fire has. It will also be lighter and thinner and will come with internal camera.
Possible Retail Price of the Kindle Fire 2
Despite the lack of release date confirmation, there are already speculations on the price for the Kindle Fire 2. Most people believe that it will be available for $199, the original price of the first Kindle Fire. If this will be a reality, then Amazon will be launching one of the most affordable mini tablets in the market.
Possible Threat from the iPad Mini
Aside from the Nexus 7 from Google, the other tough competition for the Kindle Fire 2 will be the much awaited Apple iPad Mini. And, if Apple decides to sell the iPad Mini at the same price as the Kindle Fire 2, then Amazon’s hopes of a good holiday season sale is already down the drain.