Amazon Expected To Overhaul Kindle Fire

Based on insider reports, Amazon is expected to overhaul the Kindle Fire for this year. Though Kindle desirability is second to Apple’s iPad lineup, Samsung’s tablets overtook the Kindle as far as sales are concerned. In an attempt to capitalize on Samsung’s tablet stumbles, Amazon may be looking to launch new Fire models for the holiday shopping season this year. The first will be a replacement for the base model 7-inch Fire, with a new panel that boasts the same resolution as the Fire HD. There will also likely be an upgrade to the Fire HD, improving the panel to 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution. Finally, the 8.9-inch model is also expected to undergo an overhaul, upgrading its pixel count to 2,560 x 1,600 – which is more pixels than Apple’s 9.7-inch Retina display. What’s more, expect some design changes along with these new models – a more angular, chiseled approach – that results in some weight loss and the relocation of the power button. Expect to hear more about these major additions to the tablet market come early fall.