My wife a couple of Christmas’ ago asked for the Kindle Fire, and she got it. She likes it because of the limitless books and games, but also more of what she wanted it for was the lending library, and prime streaming videos. Then the Kindle Fire HD came along and soon we both wanted this next gen Kindle, but now come rumors of the Kindle Fire HD 2, and Kindle Fire 3.
The 20% discount is not surprising at all. This could be tempting for us who want the Fire HD. But should we hold off until the next gen comes out? Many observers think the online retailer is trying to clear its inventory fast before it proceeds to unveil an updated model of the tablet. Amazon has made it its own tradition to launch a new tablet or an updated version every September. This year, it might not want to miss the opportunity to take advantage of the fall-season shopping spree.
The Kindle Fire HD that is sold in discounts uses a dated processor. The screen of the current Kindle Fire HD is already good. It is expected to remain better as it aims to match or outpace the displays of most competing tablets. However, the old or current version may not be strong to compete with Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple Inc’s iPad Mini. The new Nexus 7 is very impressive as it has a 323 pixel display. In comparison, Kindle Fire HD only has 216 pixel screen.
The next gen is to have a rumored 7-inch version of the Fire HD 2 (unofficial name) to have a 1920×1200 screen display, 2GB or RAM, around 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Wi-Fi, a front-facing camera, and some storage options of 16, 32, and 64GB. For tablet users, the upgrade would be very important as it may ensure access to more information.
The 8.9-inch version will have a display of 2560×1600 and a rear-facing camera in addition to the other specs. The Kindle Fire 3 will have a larger display from its previous models with 1280×800. The 1GB RAM is expected to remain the same.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. 4.2.3 is expected to be available soon after the release. Extreme Tech suggests that the price of the HD tablets will probably match the usually prices, $200 for the 16GB 7-inch variety and $270 for the 8.9 inch. The Kindle Fire 3 prices are likely to remain the same at $160.
What are the other features of Kindle Fire HD? It has dual-driver stereo speakers, front and rear cameras, and dual-antenna Wi-Fi for faster downloads and video streaming. It is the right tablet for doing casual activities online. Kindle Fire HD is perfect for online browsing, checking emails, and monitoring social networking sites, watching TV and movie downloads as well as playing favorite social or mobile games.
With rumor always come some facts within the rumor. Therefore, with this new Kindle Fire and HD, I see that there is a possibility of these being very popular this holiday season. It would offer more than what the new Nexus 7 does with the current price, especially with a Prime Membership being available to the Kindle. I wanted to get the new Nexus 7, but now I might just wait.