Amazon Kindle Fire 2 will not be a 10 inch Kindle Fire

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Amazon will not be releasing a 10-inch Kindle Fire at next weeks launch event, they have stated that their Kindle Fire 2 (or whatever they call it) will be an improved 7-inch version of its original. Amazon will be releasing the next Kindle Fire with the same 7-inch form factor as the original with a possibly thinner form and improved specifications.

While Amazon rumors have pointed towards a 10-inch Fire along with an Amazon smartphone, Amazon has reportedly decided to stick with what has already worked for them in the past and not venture too far from it. Their next 7-inch Kindle Fire will be in direct competition to Google’s Nexus 7 and will be priced accordingly.

According to BGR’s rumored Amazon Kindle Fire 2 specifications the new Kindle Fire will have a faster processor, physical volume controls, an HDMI port and add a camera. These were some of the most critical aspects of the original Amazon Kindle Fire and by adding these things should create a competitor to the Google Nexus 7.

There has been no official price set for the new Amazon Kindle Fire 2 although we can assume with a great deal of confidence that it will follow suit and be around the $199 range to be competitive. This being said the improved specifications could create a price point that Amazon would have to increase in order to keep from losing too much on sales. We see that Google managed to stick with the competitive $199 on their Nexus 7 even though they have the increased specs so heres hoping.