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]

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

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

    1.  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.

      1. 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.

        1.  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

          1. 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.

      2. 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?

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

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