Update: The Verge is now reporting that the image above, while legitimately from Amazon, is not the new Kindle Fire. Another source, who claims to have held the new Fire, had the following to say.
“That picture you guys posted is not the new Kindle Fire. I know because I have held the new Kindle Fire in my hand and played with it for extensive periods of time… the bezel on the new Kindle Fire is wider. It has sloping sides like the old Motorola Xoom, so it sits nicely in the hand.”
I guess we’ll have to wait it out, good thing Amazon’s event is only a week or so away.
The Verge has been sent a photo of what they claim is the next Kindle Fire. The Verge says that we should expect more than one Kindle Fire, though they were not sure if it will be at the same time.
We’re being told that a “pair” of Fires is likely — a 7- and a 10-incher — though it remains unclear whether both models will be introduced at the same time.
- The Verge
If this is the new Kindle Fire—which I pray it isn’t, for Amazon’s sake at least—then color me unimpressed. While the photo looks absolutely fake, you have to put a little trust in The Verge, who’s a larger, more credible source then some. Next week should be interesting, should this picture be true, Amazon may have a hard time competing against the likes of a 7-inch iPad and the sleek Nexus 7.