The new device is expected to come with an improved display, both in terms of resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) and PPI (216), all on the same screen size. It will also be lighter, thinner and feature a built-in camera, although it’s not clear if it’ll be front-facing or not).
All of these details come from AllThingsD.
I’m betting the new Fire will include an improved chip, maybe a Tegra 3 Quad-Core.
The New York Times says the device “could compete more directly with the iPad, according to a developer briefed on Amazon’s plans who did not want to be identified talking about unannounced products.”
Ironically, the Kindle Fire’s strongest feature isn’t within the device itself: It’s Amazon Prime membership, which for just $79 a year provides access to a huge collection of movies, TV shows and books, plus upgraded shipping.
- Amazon’s Next Kindle Fire Will Ship in Q3 With Improved Display [AllThingsD]
- As Tablet Race Heats Up, Apple May Try Smaller Device [The New York Times]