[Rumor] Full Specs Leak for Next Gen Kindle Fire HD Tablets; Snapdragon 800 & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    The folks at BGR supposedly have a hot scoop on the next generation Kindle Fire HD tablets scheduled to come out later this year. According to their intel, the new tablets will come sporting ultra-high end specs, yet will still keep affordable pricing. If this rumor is true, the other tablet makers in the world should be a bit worried. Here's the breakdown of what is supposedly on the horizon for the next Kindle Fire HD products,

    Kindle Fire HD 2 7-inch:
    • 1,920 x 1,200-pixel 7-inch display with a new design
    • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) system on a chip - includes four Krait 400 CPUs and Adreno 330 graphics - the prototypes are said to be clocked at about 2GHz
    • 2GB Ram
    • Front-facing camera
    • Wi-Fi and optional available cellular
    • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage options
    • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Amazon¬ís heavy customizations
    • More comfortable and lighter
    Kindle Fire HD 2 8.9-inch:
    • 2,560 x 1,600-pixel 8.9-inch high-definition display
    • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) system on a chip - includes four Krait 400 CPUs and Adreno 330 graphics - the prototypes are said to be clocked at about 2GHz
    • 2GB Ram
    • Front-facing camera
    • Wi-Fi and optional available cellular
    • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB internal storage options
    • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Amazon¬ís heavy customizations
    • More comfortable and lighter
    • Also features an 8-megapixel rear camera
    Supposedly these devices will be launching in the fall, and maybe as soon as September. We will keep you apprised of any further details as they arrive. What do you guys think? Could Amazon be heating up the tablet wars all over again?

    Source: Kindle-FireForum
     
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    For those who don't follow this stuff that closely, the Fire HD and Fire HD 8.9 run heavily customized versions of Android and substitute Amazon's Android App Store for the Google Play store (Amazon's app store is pretty decent, but it doesn't offer the breadth of apps that the Google Play store does).
     
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    They certainly could, these are high end devices at what I assume we'll be be low to midrange pricing. Admittedly they are not aimed at the Android tablet enthusiast but rather a consumer that wants a tablet experience similar to the ipad at a vastly reduced expenditure. The funny thing is it really isn't quite that important how much you spend up front, it is the long term, the content, that will in the long run be similar. Amazon does seem to offer an ecosystem that has benefits Apple does not. Of course Google wants to have a say in this as well.
     

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