The folks over at BGR have an insider news source at Amazon which tipped them off to the final specs of the new Kindle Fire. Last week we shared a leak from them with the full specs of the new Kindle Fire HD lineup, but this one is for the "vanilla" Kindle Fire. Here's a quote with the details,
Despite this rather detailed info we still don't know a firm launch date nor a pricing for the devices. We will continue to keep you apprised as more details arise.Our sources say Amazonís 2013 Kindle Fire model will utilize a 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics ó the same chipset that currently powers both versions of the first-generation Kindle Fire HD. This is a nice bump from the old 1.2GHz OMAP4 4430 chipset in Amazonís current Kindle Fire, and benchmark tests performed on a prototype yielded scores that were about two times better than the current model.
The new Kindle Fire will likely be the last Amazon device to utilize TI processors. According to a recent report from Taiwan-based Economic Daily, next yearís entry-level Kindle Fire tablet will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek 8135 chipset.
Back to this yearís model, weíre told the third-generation Kindle Fire will also stick with 1GB of RAM instead of getting a boost to 2GB alongside the new HD models, but it will be powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean just like Amazonís upcoming high-end tablets. As noted in our earlier exclusive report, the new entry-level Kindle Fire tablet will feature a high-definition display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels.
Source: Kindle-FireForum via BGR