Amazon has been silent for quite a while and now it seems that the retailer is going to fire-up the global tablet market with its next Kindle on the way.
Recently, the creator of Kindle Fire tablet has started sending invites on Thursday, inviting the tech world to attend its press conference on September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. Hence, the tech gossipers have started speculating at the possibility of a next Kindle Fire announcement from the online retailer.
The Kindle Fire has done pretty well on the small screen tablet segment, which is threatened by the dominance of Apple iPad. From the market analysis, the Kindle Fire has been officially declared as the largest sold Android tablet across the world in 2011.
And now with Apple rumored to be coming up with the iPad Mini, a 7.85 inch tablet, it can be said that Amazon would not sit behind and would unveil the successor – Amazon Kindle Fire 2 to rage the battleground.
Coming to the September 6 press event, Amazon has still not revealed the nature and purpose of the event, however it is being organized by the Kindle business unit.
As per a Reuters report, Frost & Suvllivan, a tablet analyst states, “There's been a lot of rumors about another potential Kindle tablet, while the existing Kindle Fire is due for an update given Google's new tablet, the hardware could use a refresh."
“It might be beneficial for Amazon to have more than one tablet device in their repertoire," Finalle said. "Having a larger tablet that comes in at a lower price point than Apple's iPad would be particularly beneficial."
Last month, All Things D, cited sources familiar with Amazon's plans and revealed that the new Kindle Fire will have a built-in camera, similar to Google Nexus 7. The updated Amazon tablet will also sport a much-improved display with 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution, bigger than the current 1,024 x 600 screen. There will also be an entirely new width-to-height ratio, again following the Nexus 7's lead.
Let us know in comments, what do you think will Amazon press event on September 6 bring for us? Will Amazon uncover its Kindle Fire 2, a new tablet to take off on the Google Nexus 7 and iPad Mini?