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Kindle Fire HD 7 pictured ahead of launch

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At one point it was looking like Amazon was on to something of a winner with its line of Kindle Fire tablets. Then the Nexus 7 happened, and everything changed. Later this quarter the retail giant will release its next-generation Kindle Fire – the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7. 

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Tipped to be a more angular offering than previous Kindle Fire tablets, the Kindle Fire HD 7 is believed to run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, pack in 2GB of RAM, and feature an impressive 7-inch Full HD 1920 x 1200 display. 

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 is expected to run a forked version of Google’s Android Jelly Bean platform. 

“The new Kindle Fire HD series will have a much more angular design around the back, while keeping the characteristic unmarked front. The sharp angles will house speakers at the top back of the tablet, while the sides of the back will have buttons on them.” reports Android and Me.

Reports suggest Amazon will unveil its new line of Kindle Fire tablets in the coming weeks, although there’s no concrete launch date in place as yet. It is also believed that Amazon will price the device aggressively – so we could be looking at something with a sub-£200 price tag.

If that’s the case – and you can bet your ass it will be – Amazon could have a serious contender on its handsets. Now all it needs to do is sort out that god-awful Android overlay. 

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