facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Amazon said ready with Kindle Fire 2

July 6, 2012 at 7:02 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, July 6 (UPI) -- Amazon is rushing to unveil a new version of its Kindle Fire tablet by August, a Chinese newspaper has reported.

The China Times suggests Amazon is accelerating its Kindle Fire 2 into production as many consumers have found the original Fire sluggish and inelegant, paidcontent.org reported Friday.

Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire last fall as a $199 challenger to Apple's still-dominant iPad and it went on to dominate the Android tablet market. Since then, however, the lower-price tablet arena has seen the introduction of the Galaxy Tab, the Nook Tablet and Google's Nexus 7.

Apple is said to be considering its own entry, with rumors of a smaller iPad for later in the year.

Amazon has reportedly been preparing to offer an ad-supported version of the older device, which has been on the market only since November 2011, at a bargain basement price when the new Kindle Fire 2 debuts.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
You've got mites on your face, and so does everyone else
2
Panda fakes pregnancy to get more food [UPDATED]
3
Tech industry All Stars developing 'Star Trek'-style communication badges
4
Weird 'walking' fish holds evolutionary clues
5
Latvia boasts world's first net for migrating bats
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback