Amazon Kindle Fire Upgrade Rumors 2013: Better Displays, New Form Factors

A new Kindle Fire rumor suggests Amazon will add three newly upgraded tablets in 2013. While Amazon is not expected to launch any new device types in 2013, the rumor suggests some big upgrades for current Kindle Fire models.

The team at BGR believes Amazon will upgrade the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The upgrade is expected to include HD display upgrade for all of the devices.

The rumor suggests that Amazon’s $159 Kindle Fire will improve upon its rather lousy 1024×600 pixels of resolution. The report says Amazon will provide the 7-inch display with a new 1,280 x 800px display. Based on that upgrade, the Kindle Fire will offer the same resolution as the Google Nexus 7 tablet. It’s still not clear if the Kindle Fire will remain at its current $159 price point.

The Kindle Fire HD is expected to push its display from 1280 x 800px of resolution to a more impressive 1920 x 1200 pixels. Amazon is expected to offer the new resolution output in order to compete with Google’s next upgrade to the Nexus tablet lineup.

Finally Amazon is expected to push up the specs on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ model. The device currently offers a 1920 x 1200 pixels of resolution and it is expected to receive a pretty big upgrade to 2560 x 1600px resolution. If that spec is correct, the device’s 8.9″ display sized would make it the smallest tablet to feature such large resolution output.

BGR’s source also claims that the Kindle Fires will all receive a new “chiseled” design with “sharp” corners instead of the current rounded design. The rumor also points to power and volume buttons that will be moved from the side to the top to avoid accidental button pressing.

The new Amazon Kindle Fire models are expected for a September release. Based on a one-year release schedule, the release date seems likely.

So what say you Amazon fans? Will you purchase the upgraded devices with better displays?