Amazon's New Kindle Fire Display Specs Leak
July 9, 2012 11:40 AM
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The new Kindle Fire's resolution will be 1280x800
The tech world has had tablet fever over the last few months with the release of
Apple's new iPad
Microsoft's Surface tablet
Google's upcoming Nexus 7 tablet
. Amazon's next-generation Kindle Fire will be another new addition to the tablet arena soon, and as that time nears, more and more details continue to leak.
has managed to get its hands on some new information regarding Amazon's successor to the original Kindle Fire, which was released last November. These changes include the resolution, the display's width-to-height ratio, and the weight.
The new Kindle Fire's resolution will be 1280x800, which is a 67 percent increase in total pixels from the original Fire's 1024x600 pixel resolution. This gives the new display a pixels per inch (PPI) of 216. Also, the pixel density is 29 percent greater in the newest version.
Despite the increase in resolution, the battery life won't take a huge hit. Analysts say it is nowhere near the iPad's jump from 1024x768 to 2048x1536, so the battery life should remain only mildly affected.
new Kindle Fire
will also be thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and will even have a different display width-to-height ratio. The current aspect ratio of the original Kindle Fire is 1.71, which is a tall, Portrait mode display. The upcoming Kindle Fire has an aspect ratio of 1.60.
As previously reported, the new Kindle Fire will have a built-in camera and external volume controls.
Originally, many reports indicated a July release for the new Kindle Fire. However,
said that a late Q3 2012 release is more likely.
In other Amazon-related news, the company is set to
launch its own smartphone
Amazon is working with Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. to make the new device, and it is
protecting itself with wireless technology patents that will keep predators like Apple away once it enters the smartphone arena.
Amazon could use a smartphone of its own to further
push its digital songs, books and movies as well as other Amazon-related services.
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Jeff Bezos is missing the boat.
7/10/2012 12:14:11 PM
Google will use the 7 to ultimately sell advertising. Amazon.com sells...everything else. I feel like Amazon should have a better tablet just to do that very thing. Amazon started selling books, so they do that well. Say what you want about reading your books on your laptop, only the Kindle can give you the option of hearing the book. Now Amazon and its affiliates sell most everything. A well integrated tablet would be a boon to Amazon's business. Think if they put in a Wolfson DAC, microSD slot, JellyBean, 2GB RAM. They would sew up the music hobbyists and sell more MP3. Make a better screen and do the same with movies.
Amazon has a number of low end, like the Touch. They need a real high end. Kindle Fire isn't it.
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