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Atleast three Kindle Fires are coming, one with 4G

Seems like there are three new Kindle Fires lined up for production between August-September and one of them will be 4G enabled and a likely fourth model which is said to offer a 1920 x 1200 display

It seems that Amazon is planning not one but at least three new models of Kindle Fire 2, according to CNET. CNET claims that according to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, Amazon has at least three new models of Kindle Fire set up in line for production. One of the models is reported to be 4G enabled.

The scoop has been provided by Shim, courtesy of sources in the "supply chain" which is a collection of companies involved in manufacturing components and assembling products.

Shim says that Amazon doesn't have any plans for a 10 inch Kindle Fire but there are three 7 inch models lined up for production between this August and September.

The first 7 inch Kindle Fire 2 is said to feature a 1024 x 600 display and will not sport any camera. The second 7 inch variant will be featuring a 1280 x 800 display with a camera. Both the models are lined up for an August production.

The third 7 inch Kindle Fire 2 will sport a 1280 x 800 display along with camera and 4G. This model is said to be in line for production in September.

Apart from the three 7 inch models, Shim believes that there's a fourth model of Kindle Fire 2 in line for production later in the fourth quarter. The fourth model is said to feature an 8.9 inch screen with 1920 x 1200 display.

Shim also points that the supply chain is dynamic and acts based on orders received and that the present scenario is subject to change on a month to month basis. So it seems that nothing has been finalized yet, but if the supply chain's information comes true then the Kindle Fire would have a 4G device as well as a device offering higher resolution than the Google Nexus 7.

According to Shim, the new Kindle Fires will be matching the pixel density of 216 PPI of the Nexus 7, and there are speculations about Texas Instruments OMAP processors or NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chips to power the new Kindle Fire models, but they are just speculations.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-07- 6 (Update: 2012-07- 6)