After yesterday we revealed a supposed image of the new Kindle Fire tablet, today we uncover more details about the upcoming slate and not only that, but also a Kindle Touch refresh with Paperwhite technology. The new images that we get to see this time show a pretty similar Kindle Fire to the previous generation, in spite of also having a prominent notch along one of the edges.

This one could be a front facing mic for video calls and with Skype being demoed, it’s very like that this is a camera. Amazon is also rumored to be approaching Nokia for its maps solution and avoiding Google, just like Apple did. The Verge’s source says that the next Kindle Fire will have location services, although it’s not clear if it will rely on a GPS or WiFi locating. It would be cool to have an Amazon Kindle Fire 2 that’s both cheap, packed with a front camera, GPS and Nokia Maps.

Those are welcome extras compared to the Nexus 7 and if they also add more storage, the device is golden. Meanwhile, you should know that Amazon already sent out press invites to a media event held in California on September 6th. Odds are huge that this is the place and time where the new Kindle Fire will debut, after rumors of it launching in Q3 2012. We’re expecting a 1280 x 800 pixel 7 inch display and a thinner frame than the Kindle Fire 1.

  • Manuela Greco

    It;ll not be better than Nexus 7.