The folks of AllThingsD have caught up with some sources familiar with Amazon plans and learned some fresh information regarding the making of the next Kindle Fire. Supposed to come in at least 2-3 versions, the new model will ship in Q3 with an enhanced screen, according to said sources.
It appears that Amazon has already been working with developers to bring them up to date on the new hardware. Some of the changes that the new devices involve include a thinner and lighter chassis, a built in camera and a very much improved screen. Developers have already received indications to create apps for a display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, superior to the current 1024 x 600 pixel display on the Kindle Fire. This makes the screen sharper and more vibrant and also it gives it a new aspect ratio (1.60 instead of 1.71).
That’s the same aspect ratio and resolution used by the Google Nexus 7 tablet, in case you’re wondering. If you think that a better display means poorer battery life, worry not, as the device will stay solid in this aspect. It will also not add to the thickness of the slate, as you may have already figured out. Other rumored specs of the Kindle Fire 2 include a faster chip, better graphics, a new Android version and maybe new services.