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Coming soon: Two new Kindle tablets
AFP
June 30, 2012
First Published: 13:10 IST(30/6/2012)
Last Updated: 13:30 IST(30/6/2012)
Amazon Kindle Fire

Online retailer Amazon reportedly has two new Kindle tablets in the works: a new and improved 7” Kindle Fire tablet and a bigger 10” tablet.

The 7” Kindle Fire reportedly features a “vastly improved” exterior design said technology blog BGR, which first reported that Amazon was working on the tablets back in May.

“Our source says that the new models feature a metal casing in place of the current-generation model’s soft-touch plastic body. The back of the devices are said to include a chrome-look ‘rib’ that adds contrast against the black matte finish, and the feature reportedly improves the feel of the tablets and the appearance as well. This area of the new Kindle Fire models also houses the tablets’ speakers, we’re told,” wrote BGR.

The bigger 10” tablet, dubbed Hollywood, looks like a “thinner version of the first-generation iPad” devoid of front-facing buttons. It will run on a fast quad-core processor and has a front-facing camera.

While the iPad still rules supreme in the tablet market, Microsoft, Google and Amazon look like they are gearing up to put on a good fight in the coming years with launch of the Windows 8-powered Surface, and the Android-powered Nexus 7 and rumored new Kindle Fire tablets.


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