Amazon Orders 2 Million Redesigned Kindle Fires?

Posted July 4, 2012 at 5:32pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5407 views

Amazon has reportedly ordered 2 million redesigned Kindle Fires for release in early August, according to the China Times.

The new Kindle Fire is said to have a metal frame with a plastic chassis. (Sounds like an iPhone 3G.) The original Kindle Fire was a clunky piece of hardware that was reportedly picked off a shelf. It looked exactly like the BlackBerry Playbook. Amazon's plan to release a redesigned Kindle Fire less than a year after the original makes sense. It has to protect its turf.

Google has just unveiled its rival to the Kindle Fire dubbed the Nexus 7 and the rumor mill has Apple releasing an iPad mini in October.

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Russell - July 6, 2012 at 3:25am
iPads are already dumbed down. Apple's biggest customers are the non-geeks, people that are afraid of technology. BTW, Apple is going to introduce a 7" iPad.
NoGoodNick - July 4, 2012 at 6:25pm
I say good for them. They've found a small nitch in the competitive tablet market which covers the low end. I'd rather see them do well than see the iPad dumbed down!
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