Rumors Say…. Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Launches Next Month

Current-Gen-Kindle-FireCould Amazon be preparing for a launch of a new Kindle Fire?

The rumor of a new Amazon Kindle Fire started making the rounds about a week ago. We told you about it here. Yesterday the rumor went red hot after CNET claimed they have a reliable source that said Amazon’s second-gen Kindle Fire will be unveiled soon, and that Amazon is targeting a July 31 launch for the new tablet.

While last week’s report suggested that the new Kindle Fire would have a higher resolution screen, CNET said their source didn’t mention that. But they did say the new tablet will have a camera and physical volume control buttons.

CNET also did not report any indications of a price coming from their source. It’s being speculated on many sites that Amazon will take Apple’s lead and keep the price of the next-gen Kindle Fire the same as the previous version, and drop the previous version’s price.

Rumors also suggest that Amazon will be coming out with a backlit eReader at the same time the new Kindle Fire is launched. Something they can use to compete with Barnes & Nobles’ Nook eReader with Glowlight.

If you were getting ready to buy a Kindle – will these online rumors make you put off your purchase until after the summer? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education. Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.