Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Release Date Rumors Sparked by Photo Leak

The release date for the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 must be just around the corner as pictures of the upcoming device are continuing to leak onto the internet this week.

The Verge is the technology outlet responsible for this sneak peak at Amazon's flagship device with one picture leak yesterday afternoon, and another in the evening.

In the second set of pictures, it can be seen that the new tablet will have a microphone and a camera for video chatting. Skype is running on the device and was probably downloaded from the Amazon application store. The picture also leads viewers to the conclusion that this new model will be quite similar to the original Kindle Fire tablet.

The Verge said that the device in the image leaked earlier on Thursday 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.