Kindle Fire HD 7

Complete redesign said to leave the new Kindle Fire HD tablets lighter and thinner than the original

Rumors about the next version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablets have been floating around for a bit, but today we get a first look at what may be coming. BGR has a handful of pictures they say are the next Kindle Fire HD 7, and from the looks of things we have to agree.

The 7-inch version will be packing the following specs, according to BGR:

  • 7-inch 1080p LCD
  • Amazon's Kindle OS, built on Android 4.2.2
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at "over 2GHz"
  • 2GB RAM
  • Storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Wifi only and cellular models will be available

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is expected to be released in the "coming weeks", followed by the new 8.9-inch version this November, which will feature a 2560x1600 display.

The tablets are said to be completely redesigned, and will be lighter and thinner than the current models. For more pictures, visit the source link below.

Source: BGR

 
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codiusprime says:

Very nice. I've read elsewhere that the screen will be 1920x1200 but 1080 would be plenty sufficient. Will be interested to see what they release.

Silver Arrow says:

Usually when they say 1080p on a tablet they mean 1200p

Whoa. Throw front speakers on this and it will be dead sexay.

For a brighter tomorrow.

There is no way they will pull of the original price point with a snapdragon 800 and a 1080p screen. Not without losing even more money than they do already. It will either be significantly more expensive, or they are going to be in a world of hurt with their margins by selling this device.

RPGX400 says:

Do you even know amazon....
They are constantly making more money, yet their profit margins are slimming.

They are insane like that.
(No offense, not trying to be rude)

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leonkehoe says:

You have to speculate to accumulate!

that is exactly what i am saying. They will get to the point to where there are no profits with a device like this and no price change. Historically, Amazon has put okay chips into their device, it makes no sense for them to go with the Snapdragon 800 in their silly kindle fire. When a Snapdragon 600 or like the Nexus 7 a Snapdragon S4 would suffice. At least with the S4 they might make a little money on the device. It just seems a little overboard for a device that is hooked up to Amazon's eco-system. There is no reason to screw your profit margins on a device that doesn't need a chipset that fast. I just don't see the point. Honestly, i think that the device will come with a lesser processor.

I would pay $250 for this all day, this is what the 2013 Nexus 7 should have been, smh. Look forward to this getting the Cyanogen treatment. Go Amazon.

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Yeah, Amazon will gladly sacrifice capitol for market share.

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eszklar says:

Prices for the various models and how soon will XDA/CyanogenMod mod these?

patruns says:

Interesting, but will they have access to the Android Play Store or will they continue to reside in the walled garden that is Amazon?

still1 says:

continue with amazon walled garden... and with so much limitation

Marc11218 says:

But worth it if you're a Prime member

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Ratnok says:

Uh no. I'm a Prime member and the loss of apps and functionality is definitely not worth it. Especially since you can get the streaming video with the Firefox app.

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Marc11218 says:

But worth it if you're a Prime member

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+1

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brendilon says:

Not really. I can be (and I am) a prime member and live outside the walled garden. I get all of the advantages of Prime on my N7, and none of the limitations of the godawful Fire fork.

speednut says:

You get the prime ebook lending and the free video streaming on your Nexus 7!?!? If so, I'd really like to know how you're pulling that off

brendilon says:

Never tried the video streaming (I generally just use Netflix) but you can borrow books as a prime member. It's been a while since I've done it but there's a lending area or something.
In any case, there's nothing to either catalog that would justify buying a Fire, that UI is a crime against good design.

Ratnok says:

The free video streaming works on Firefox with Adobe Flash side loaded. Nobody cares about the free ebook lending.

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brendilon says:

Still an absolutely hideous fork of Android. knock it down another $100 and I still wouldn't consider one.

Nick Rhodes says:

I say flash Cyanogenmod and be done with it. :-)

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brendilon says:

If you have to flash it to do what you want, you have the wrong device. Same as with iOS and jail breaking.

franquellim says:

Not true. Hardware is hardware and if I can get what I want at a certain pricepoint and can fix the software with minimal effort, why not?

Ratnok says:

Absolutely true. If you have to hack your device to get it to work, you've got the wrong device.

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gregs1213 says:

I don't think there a device right for me then. Some people actually enjoy flashing and tinkering with their toys. I bought a Nook HD+ (10") for $150... Super cheap.. Flashed CM 10.1... It's an amazing deal. Except when I bring it to work everyone calls it my "iPad".

John Fungo says:

I think the rumoured specs for the hardware is exaggerated. Amazon's past target market are eBook readers, light gamers and/or movie fanatics. Additionally, those specs would be very far from the previous Kindle Fires.

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Ratnok says:

They would be losing at least a hundred dollars per device, and that's even with that awful "special offers " adware.

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