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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2 revealed fully in high quality pictures

Amazon’s new redesigned Kindle Fire HD tablet looks to have been revealed fully well ahead of the company’s official plans, with snaps of the device posted by BGR.

The site recently posted a number of high quality images of the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and claims that another model will also be revealed in the not-too-distant future; an 8.9-inch version.

We know from previous reports that Amazon will be upgrading the Kindle Fire HD devices to provide better screen quality and generally a set of all-round more capable products. These images are interesting however as they reveal a complete redesign.

The back of the Kindle Fire HD has been switched up big time, with the flat, smooth back and curved edges being replaced by jaunty angles and sharp lines. It’s a very interesting looking design and one that we’ve not really seen before on a tablet. Just how well it’ll sit in the hands with such a distinct lack of curves will remain to be seen.

According to BGR, who leaked full specifications for the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices not so long ago, Amazon is preparing for a media event where the new models will be revealed as early as this month. The event will usher in a third generation Kindle Fire and two new Kindle Fire HD tablets.

The 7-inch model shown here is said to feature an upgraded 7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen and a snappy quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. All of the new devices will run a new version of Amazon’s custom software, which will be based on Android Jelly Bean.

The new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will have an even better screen, boasting a high resolution of 2560 x 1600 in an 8.9-inch screen size. It’ll utilise the same processor and RAM as the smaller device but will also have an 8 megapixel rear camera.

We’re not sold on the angular design and harsh lines as we tend to prefer curved edges and something very comfortable in the hands. What do you think of Amazon’s redesign?

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