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Amazon May Launch Low-Cost Kindle Fire in Q1 2014

by Jacob Kleinman | August 8, 2013August 8, 2013 3:30 pm PST


A new report from the Economic Daily in Taiwan claims that Amazon is developing a low-cost Kindle Fire tablet that it hopes to release in 2014.

According to Economic Daily, the new addition to the Kindle Fire line will sport a quad-core processor created by MediaTek instead of Qualcomm, which usually supplies Amazon’s chips. Apparently, production for the new CPUs began at the beginning of this month. The chipset is composed of two dual-core processors, an A15 and an A7 which will work simultaneously. It also allegedly packs a powerVR Series 6 GPU.

We’re also expecting Amazon to release an updated version of its 7-inch Kindle Fire HD in the near future. The company recently slashed the price on the current model by $40, signaling that a refreshed design may be on the way as it tries to rid itself of older inventory. It looks like the online retail giant may be gearing up for some big announcements. Stay tuned.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...