Amazon has invited reporters to a press conference on the 6thof September. New Kindle readers or even a successor to the Kindle Fire may be unveiled – although no information about the event has been provided. All bets are open.
Amazon has sent out invitations to an international press conference on the 6th of September 2012. The conference will take place in Santa Monica, California. The company managed by Jeff Bezos hasn’t provided any information but we can only guess that this will be used to launch new products in the Kindle range.
The Kindle Fire launched at the end of 2011 is no longer able to rival Google’s Nexus 7 in terms of quality/price. And Kindle readers are also starting to look a little dated. Their direct competitor in this field, Barnes & Noble, has announced the release of the Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight in the United Kingdom in the autumn, so Amazon has to react as they have no front-lit reader like B&N with their patented GlowLight system.
As for the Kindle Fire, it comes with a TI OMAP 4430 SoC with double core processor while the Nexus 7 is powered by a Tegra 3 – a quad core processor. Amazon’s tablet currently runs with Gingerbread/Android 2.3 (with a large software layer), so the integration of Jelly Bean will allow the tablet to benefit from a large number of improvements in terms of fluidity and reactivity.