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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 will get hi-res screen

Taking on the Nexus 7, Amazon plans to cram plenty of pixels into its new Kindle Fire

Despite the Google Nexus 7 dealing a blow to the Kindle Fire with its superior specs, Amazon is leading a hi-res fightback in the form of the Kindle Fire 2.

Word on the web from AllThingsD is that the Kindle Fire 2 will feature a thinner body coming with a built-in camera and a 1,280×800 resolution display (the same as the Nexus 7, and better than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2). We’re expecting it to be announced in August – whether that means a UK debut is a matter as mysterious as its internal specs.

Here’s hoping Amazon can stick to a US$200 price in order to compete with the Google Nexus 7, as the 7in tablet market heats up ahead of the rumoured 7in iPad announcement in September.

[Via AllThingsD]

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