A new round of Kindle Fire 2 release date rumors are just hitting the Internet. This time, multiple sources are reporting that a brand-new Kindle e-reader device could also be launched by Amazon at the same time their newest tablet enters the market.
The latest Kindle rumor arrives not long after there were reports that Amazon registered papers with the FCC under a front name. The speculation was that Amazon was using the particular company name to cover up any potential leaks of their new tablet device. However, the latest news suggests Amazon has put in another application under a different name.
According to TechRadar.com, the new device was registered by Hannaford LLC, which apparently has been traced back to "Corporation Service Company." This is yet another known front company name used by Amazon. However, this new application reveals very little about what the new Kindle device will be called or include. All that can be discerned is that it has the product code "EY21," will have a rectangular shape, and available in WiFi or 3G models. That's a lot like the previous e-readers that are offered by Amazon.
Also revealed by these documents is that the latest possible release date for the newest Kindle is February 2013. That's because in the documents, there is a confidentiality agreement requesting that the user manual be kept quiet for 180 days from the date of the application. It is pretty safe bet that this will be some sort of Kindle, as its product description says:
"Model EY21 is an ereader. The primary use of this device is to download the ebook and periodical offering from the content provider."
Also added in the documents is a newly trademarked term, "Firedock," which could be a docking station for the newest Kindle e-readers. It was also noted that "voice transmission" is not featured on the new models. Could that be a sign of what is included on the Kindle Fire tablet? Voice operation seems like something standard on most tablets offered nowadays, so it wouldn't be too surprising.
Amazon currently sells a small lineup of Kindles, some of which are on low availability, or unavailable altogether. There's also been noticeable price cuts, but nothing drastic as far as the Kindle Fire tablet goes. One has to wonder what Amazon will do with its current tablets as far as price or supply once the newest versions are unveiled and available to the masses.
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