Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Shipping as Early as May?

Most people are just now getting over their honeymooning period with the Amazon Kindle Fire and talks of a second have already begun. If you don’t remember, Amazon is reportedly working on a 9 inch follow-up to the popular tablet, though little is known about the sequel at this point. China Times claims to know at least one thing, though: this thing could ship as early as May.

Quanta and Foxconn will reportedly be doing the manufacturing and they’re expected to receive component shipments in March. The 7 inch Amazon Kindle Fire was a perfect fit for most who bought it. The size was ideal for those who primarily bought it to use as an e-reader.

It’ll be interesting to see how consumers respond to the 9-inch slate, though if it’s anything like Amazon’s Kindle E-Readers we’d say they shouldn’t have much to worry about in the sales department. If you want a Kindle Fire and you would like a bigger size, hold off on buying the current model if you can. [via PhoneArena]

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TAGS: Amazon Kindle Fire , Amazon Kindle Fire 2

  • S.Rambo

    Lets hope it has more memory 8gb is way to small at least 16gb with sd card slot 

  • Edwin M

    The only thing keeping me from buying a Kindle is the possibility of that Quad Core Asus Tab that they’re hyping for $250.

    • Jordan Carroll

       I wanted a Kindle Fire for surfing the web and taking advantage of the Prime Instant Video since we already pay for Prime.  I was holding off for the same reason as you.  Finally I just decided that IF that Asus tab comes out for $250, I’d buy it also, and then immediately went to the store and grabbed a Kindle Fire.  So far I’m very pleased, and don’t regret the expense at all.

      • Edwin M

        Nice, I might go ahead and do that because I have Amazon Prime too. I got the month free trial and decided to keep it.

        • REVS

           i got amazon prime too and so far im not imressed seems netlfix is much better what do  u think ?? also they should have an app even though it works fine on my phone through the browser and app for amazon video would be niice

          • Edwin M

            No doubt Netflix is better but they have some stuff on there too. I heard they are getting more content too because they are partnering with Viacom and other movie companies. I mostly use it for a lot of the free shipping on items I buy on Amazon.

      • abc

        Wait a second. Amazon Prime members get free movies? No way!

        I’ve been a Prime member for a while now, but I use it for the shipping, never knew movies were included!!!

        How does it work. Any additional charge?

  • John Fire

    I think the Fire 2s price tag will be at minimum $249, with the rumoured quad core processor prices will def go up.