Amazon's entrance into the consumer tablet market was more successful than many people anticipated and their Kindle Fire HD model has sold millions of units since its inception last year. A recent sales forecast estimates that Amazon will sell $4.5 billion worth of Kindle e-Readers and tablets this year alone (source).
Similar to competitors like Apple, Amazon is expected to release a refreshed version of their existing Kindle Fire HD tablet which debuted last year around this same time (the 7″ HD model was released on September 14th). BGR claims to have their hands on several exclusive photos of the new device ahead of any announcement from Amazon.
The photos depict a tablet that looks similar to the existing Kindle Fire HD, but has some cosmetic changes including relocated volume and power buttons as well as a new angular design. In the back center, you'll find a large Amazon logo engraved directly into the chassis and the speakers have been moved to the top corners of the device.
This refreshed 7″ model is rumored to feature a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset (2+GHz), 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi support, optional cellular data, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), and your choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage. The 8.9″ model is said to feature the same specs as the 7″ besides a larger 2,560 x 1600 resolution display as well as an 8MP rear camera.
Stay tuned for more details on this device as they are announced and visit the source link below to see more photos.
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