- Image courtesy of The Verge
A picture of what is said to be the upcoming Amazon Kindle 2 was posted onto the internet today.
The image surfaced on The Verge, who stated that it expects a "pair" of Fires to be released including 7-inch and 10-inch versions.
The Verge also said that the device in the image sports a custom design that is slightly different from the original Fire. The site received another image that it was asked not to publish that has a design with a "streamlined user interface" with less chrome.
Amazon has enjoyed much success with its Kindle Fire eReader line as the company reported that it sold out of the device earlier today. Amazon currently controls a good amount of the tablet market and should gain another significant boost when it releases the new version of the device.
The Amazon Kindle Fire 2 could be released as early as Sept. 6 as the company is hosting a press conference on that date where the new device could be unveiled.
The company normally only holds events when it is planning to launch new devices, so there is a good chance that Amazon fans might see some new Kindles when that day arrives.
The event will take place in Los Angeles, Calif. The company held an event last year in New York City where it unveiled the original Kindle Fire tablet. Amazon is expected to launch a bigger improved model of the tablet sometime this year. It is also possible that the company could unveil a new smartphone.
Amazon now has some serious competition this go round, with the Google Nexus 7 and upcoming iPad Mini. The Nexus 7 features superior specs to the original Kindle Fire and iPad Mini is sure to do the same. All these devices will also be in the same price range, making them direct competitors.