Big screens, small screens, with and without Windows, some with keyboards, and everything in between. Here's a sneak peek at the diverse batch of tablets expected this fall.
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If Amazon follows its launch schedule from last year, the new Kindle Fire will debut just as the holiday season kicks off. Whispers of a second-generation Fire have circulated for months, and the chatter has grown louder since Google unveiled its Nexus 7, a superior tablet that matches the Kindle Fire's aggressive $199 price.
What can we expect from the Kindle Fire 2? A recent AllThingsD report, citing inside sources, describes a next-gen Fire with a sharper display, possibly with a new 1.60 aspect ratio and 1280-by-800-pixel resolution. (Other 7-inch slates, including the Nexus 7, Toshiba Thrive, and T-Mobile Springboard, are also 1280-by-800.) A thinner and lighter build is expected, as is a front-facing camera for video chatting. Some reports claim Amazon might offer larger tablets, too, including 8.9- and 10-inch models.
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