As 2012 begins to fade into the fall season, Amazon ereaders are finding their way into the headlines more and more as rumors swirl regarding the release date of the new Kindle Fire 2. According to the technologically savvy media sources across the internet, the latest and greatest Amazon Kindle will shuffle its way to pre-order status any day now, releasing in September 2012. Once it does, we’ll have the full pre-order details for you to get your hands on the device right here!
Certainly the new generation of Amazon tablet will allow for faster speeds and a larger screen, both of which are highly anticipated by Kindle ereader enthusiasts. As they remain rumors, the pricing structure is expected to debut at $199 – $249, which will place it in direct competition with the Nexus 7 tablet at that same price point, and as always with the next generation of iPad that is scheduled to debut before the holidays.
The latest word is that Amazon will unveil the new tablet and ereader lineup at a September 6th press conference in California. Invitations were sent out to members of the press just this past week, which has led to increased speculation that the Kindle Fire 2 will be here soon.
Although the Nexus 7, brought to you buy the fine folks at Google, is available now, the next generation Kindle and the ever-evolving iPad will be available for pre-order any day now, so keep an eye out for your opportunity to enjoy the next best electronic tablet before anyone else is even aware of its existence.
In the meantime, if you are in the market for the standard Amazon Kindle simply for the purpose of ereading, you can pick one up for as little as $79, or splurge on one of the original’s brethren including the Touch for $99, and one that includes a keyboard for $139. Of course you could skip the anticipated debut of the Fire 2, and get yourself the original Kindle Fire for $199 as quickly as you can get to your computer, without the wait. The rumor mill is also wrought with possibilities of the original Fire’s price dropping when the new version hits this year, so it may be worth holding out on to save fifty bucks in the long run. But, as everyone knows, rumors are sometimes just that, so no promises can be made on the pricing structure until the Kindle 2 walks the red carpet.
If you are simply not tied to Amazon ereaders, consider the others that already on the market that offer a similar technology at a comparable price. The aforementioned Google tablet is available starting at $199 with eight megabytes of memory, and packs a punch with its Google Play capabilities. You can rent movies, watch your favorite television programs, or settle into a good book, all without compromising the sleek technological advances Google prides itself in. You can surf the internet, check your email, and enjoy a practically endless amount of cloud storage to insure everything you love is available safe and sound, no matter where you. Its Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean, operating system is fast, intelligent and designed with a user friendliness that makes it lovable at first touch.
No matter which of the ereaders suits your fancy, be sure to protect it with a sturdy cover, so you aren’t crying the blues after an inadvertent drop of your beloved tablet. Sometimes it just can’t be avoided, so protect your investment from the day it arrives, and enjoy it for a lifetime. Or, at the very least, until the next version arrives!