Kindle Fire 2 Might Ship in May or June - HotHardware
Kindle Fire 2 Might Ship in May or June

Kindle Fire 2 Might Ship in May or June

The Kindle Fire turned out to be a popular device largely because of its comparatively low price tag. it was the first sub-$200 tablet (by a buck) that didn't feel like a $25 device you'd expect to find in a Fisher Price catalog, and as a result, Amazon closed out the fourth quarter of 2011 with a 14 percent share of the global tablet market, second only to Apple's iPad line. So what will Amazon do for a second act?

Perhaps build a better tablet that doesn't skimp on as many features as the original Kindle Fire, while still being affordable. According a report in the China Times, Amazon is getting Foxconn involved with the production of the Kindle Fire 2, which could launch as early as May or June of this year. This is important for a couple of reasons.


For one, it allows Amazon to build a more customized device. The general consensus is that Quanta rushed the Kindle Fire to market by copying the design of Research In Motion's PlayBook, which Quanta also produces. The component selection largely belonged to Quanta, which left out some important features, like built-in cameras, a memory card slot, and USB and HDMI connectivity, to name just a few.

By tapping into Foxconn's resources for the Kindle Fire 2, Amazon can take the reigns in selecting and certifying components. The goal is still to offer a lower price tablet that's integrated into Amazon's own ecosystem, but with Amazon willing to take a loss on hardware sales and Foxconn getting involved with production, the Kindle Fire 2 could end up being a much better device.
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If they can cram one together with better components for 300 I would buy one. Of course I am still thinking about grabbing on of the originals to the price is so good. Sarah has a Kindle and she uses it daily, throws it in her purse when she goes anywhere etc. I was kind of worried she would not like it but she loves the thing and you can grab one in color now for $200. Not to mention this Fire 2 if they can keep the price right the look to make a lot of money I would think in the end. It is/was a very smart idea as they own and distribute all the content. So even though they lost money on the sale I bet almost every or at least a very high percentage of people who bought or received one downloaded 5-10 dollars worth of content on the day they got it if not double or triple that.

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Wallet Friendly product that gets the job done was a huge success, can't wait to see the impact of the Wallet friendly Kindle Fire 2 that gets the job done and has all the bells and whistles as well.

If the Kindle Fire 2 can match the iPads features, I dare say it could be an iPad killer

Hopefully a Kindle Fire 2 vs. Ipad 3 review will come out eventually

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