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Amazon may be changing the game with the two new Kindle Fire HD tablets, instead of creating a mid-range experience for an attractive price-tag, the company will go full in with the specs and still retain an incredible price.
With new images leaked by BGR, who have reported extensively on the new Kindle Fire HD tablets, we get a good look at the new Kindle Fire HD 7.0. Amazon is going for a new design, with hard curved edges and a look similar to the Surface tablet.
Packed inside the Kindle Fire HD 7.0 will be a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, dual-band WiFi, optional LTE and 1920 x 1200 display.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will have similar features, but Amazon will pack more pixels into the larger display, with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. We have seen these two screen displays on the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, respectively.
We will probably hear of an Amazon event in the coming weeks, where Jeff Bezos will reveal the new Kindle Fire HD lineup and hopefully surprise us with a new set top-box or smartphone we have been hearing about recently.
The Kindle Fire HD 7.0 was released about a month earlier than the larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9, with the former coming mid-September and the latter around November. Amazon will also add new design to the basic Kindle Fire.
Pricing on the new models is still unknown, Amazon decided to make cheaper tablets to combat the iPad’s huge growth, but they may want to start competing directly with the iPad on price.
On the other hand, Amazon has never released a product for an expensive price tag and CEO Jeff Bezos has pushed the idea of cheap hardware for valuable services, content and software, keeping the user interested.