Amazon’s Replacing The Kindle Fire With A Cheaper Kindle Fire HD


The Kindle Fire has been one of the few tablets that’s been able to stand up to the iPad and carve out a spot on the market, but rather than keeping the specs cheap, Amazon is planning to bump the Kindle Fire up to HD status.

According to a new report from BGR, the Kindle Fire will be getting most of the specs that the current-generation Kindle Fire HD enjoys. That includes the 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics that’s in the first-gen Kindle Fire HD, as well as 1GB RAM, Android 4.2.2 and a 1280 x 800 high-definition display.

Basically, the Kindle Fire will become like the current Kindle Fire HD, but it’s getting a design update too with sharper angles on the case-back. The new tablet is rumored to come with the same $159 price tag as the current 8GB version, with 16GB and 32GB models also available when Amazon announces them later this fall.