Two things have become clear today. One, The Verge definitely has some source inside or very close to Amazon and two, Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2, looks like the first Kindle Fire. That being said, the new Kindle Fire looks to have received a slight UI redesign, which matches up with the recent overhaul of their AppStore. The second thing is the addition of video chat, something that almost every tablet on the market features, including Amazon’s latest competitor, the Nexus 7.
Current rumors point to at least three models of the new Kindle Fire, a base model, with no cameras, a mid-range with presumable a front facing camera and a slight bump in specs and a high level model with both a front and rear camera and possible cellular radios. Then there is the possibility of a 10-inch version as well. There is a possibility that the mid-range device may replace the current model, seeing how the specs are better and it has the new front camera, which will become the new standard. The low-end device may be the current Fire’s hardware, repackaged and sold at an even lower price tag, perhaps between $149 to $179. The high-end device would then come in at $250 to match the Nexus 7 16GB model and the assumed priced of the iPad Mini.
Source: The Verge