Amazon Kindle Fire 2 launch event in July
Amazon may unveiled the successor to the Kindle Fire this summer
An anonymous source has told CNET that Amazon will reveal the next Kindle Fire tablet at a launch event on July 31. The source said that the tablet would add a camera and physical volume buttons to the overall hardware. Other upgrades, including resolutions and chipset, were not mentioned. A Digitimes report calls for the new Kindle Fire to add a 1280x800 screen.
Amazon is expected to keep the same $199 price point for the new Kindle Fire, while dropping the price for the old unit.
These rumors come only a day before Google is rumored to be announcing its 7-inch Nexus tablet, which would go head-to-head with Amazon's offering.