We just received an invite from Amazon to a press conference in Los Angeles 2 weeks from now, and it's sounding like it could finally be time for the company to unveil some new iterations of its Kindle line. No details were provided as to the content of the event, but really, what else would it be?


We've heard rumblings for some time that the new Kindle Fire is on its way, and this seems like as good a time as any to announce it. It'll also mark roughly a year since the launch of the original Kindle Fire last September, so even the timeline makes sense.

We'll be there, so mark your calendars for the morning of September 6th.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    New Kindles! Can't wait to see the Kindle Fire 2 and the new e-reader Kindles.

    • MyNameIsLOS

      Thought I might be the only one excited for new readers. The kindle fire hasn't wowed me like the nexus 7, hopefully that'll change

      • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

        I wanted a Kindle Touch for my birthday on September 5th, but I knew there were new Kindles coming, so I put it off. Glad I did!

  • David Keith

    uh... Its not going to be as cool unless they update their OS drastically with a lot of new features...

    I say "their OS" very very lightly lol

  • http://twitter.com/british_geek John Thompson

    Hoping for a UK version of the Kindle Fire, it's still not been released at all here...

  • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

    If it turns out it's anything else I'll be watching the twitter feed on the 6th.

  • kindrudekid

    New Kindle Fire(s),
    Old Kindle Fire will drop in price to $169

    • ThriftyAndroid

      If a new (old/ver 1) Kindle Fire price drops to $169 and refurbished one drops even further to $139 for instance, then should I buy a refurbished Kindle Fire ($139) or should I pony up $60 more to buy a Nexus 7 ($199)

      • Kenny O

        I have a rooted Fire running stock JB and a Nexus 7, the Nexus 7 is well worth the extra $60

      • BKPhil

        You should already be able to find a $139 refurb, I bought one this spring and rooted it with ICS. It's pretty awesome - if you only have $139, you're getting a great little tablet. BUT... There *are* lots of little 'cut corners' on the Kindle, and while none of them taken individually is a big deal, all in all you're getting a slightly lesser device. If I was doing it again, I'd pony up the difference and get a Nexus 7.

  • Matti

    Looking forward to this as much as I'm looking forward to the next Handegg (American Football) or Luckswing (Baseball) game, which, if I could measure expectation with numbers, would be a big fat ZERO. It's a Yank thing, insignificant to us rest-of-world people.

  • btod

    are there any rumored specs for this bad boy?