Amazon to release three new Kindle Fire tablets in August?

Amazon will release a trio of Kindle Fire successors, according to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD Display Search, who claims that the follow up to the Kindle Fire will be called the Fire 2.

He also states that the devices will be released in August with general availability set for September, ahead of the busy back to school period and the holidays.

The cheapest of the new Kindle Fires is likely to cost around $199 with the current model dropping to $149 and consequently phased out completely.

All models are said to be 7in ones rather than 8.9in, as previously speculated, with a 10.1in model coming towards the end of the year.

The cheapest model will come with a 1,024 x 600 pixel display and no camera - like the current one, while the mid-tier and top-tier models will have a 1,280 x 800 pixel display with a camera. The most expensive model will have 4G connectivity as well.

The new Kindle Fire tablets will face some serious competition from Google's newly announced Nexus 7 tablet; made by Asus and which comes with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front-facing camera and at least 8GB of onboard storage.

Source: All Things D