In the latest Kindle Fire 2 release date rumors, new speculation has arrived that the brand new edition of the Amazon tablet PC could be arriving sooner than expected. In fact, some believe the company may unveil its newest gadget in the remaining days of August.
Several previous Kindle Fire rumors have been hitting the internet, with one of the latest mentioning that Amazon might eventually offer its tablets for free, with Amazon Prime subscriptions. Now a bigger rumor has hit that the company has in fact initiated the process to bring out their new device, a bit earlier than anticipated. The speculation arrives as Amazon has performed some FCC filings under a front company name.
According to PopHerald.com, there was a new FCC filing from Harpers LLC uncovered earlier this week. The "Harpers" name is a front Amazon has used in the past to protect itself from potential product leaks or rumors developing. The company used a similar move last year, right before unveiling its new Kindle Touch and first-ever Kindle Fire tablet to the world. Could it be a sign that new items are coming soon?
The original Fire tablet came out in September of 2011, so that would make an August 2012 release, one month earlier than before. However, Amazon is looking to jumpstart its way into the increasingly competitive tablet market. The new Google Nexus 7 has been enjoying success with its Android Jelly Bean operating system, meaning Amazon wants to get its product into the mix as soon as it can.
Not to mention, there are new tablets on the way from Apple, Microsoft, and Barnes & Noble. Also, with Apple's expected announcements coming in mid September, and an iPhone and/or iPad mini coming around late September, it just makes sense for Amazon to do their best to avoid getting overshadowed by all of that. So don't be surprised if there are new products unveiled on Amazon's homepage very soon.
Do you think the Kindle Fire 2 release date will happen this month, or next?
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