New Fire Tablet Clears the FCC(?)

new fire tablet fccAs summer turns to fall, a young techie's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of new gadgetry, and today Amazon is giving us something to think about.

Dave Zatz has turned up a new FCC filing today for an anonymous mobile device which is almost certainly the next Fire tablet. This BT and Wifi equipped device has no recognizable product name or details, but the listing combines Amazon's obsession with secrecy and their sense of humor.

Edit: the paperwork did reveal a couple details. This device is referred to as a tablet, and it has a microSD card slot and a headphone jack.

Paperwork for the SG98EG was filed by an LLC called Jib Wresh, a name that is both literally and phonetically gibberish. The company doesn't have any history in Google search results, but if you search on its address then you'll see that it leads to a realtor that will lease you anything from a meeting room to a shared office space to a mail drop.

A nonsensical name, a mail drop, and an FCC filing with all details concealed. Put them all together and we have a new Amazon device in the works, one that will launch in the next couple months.

Would anyone like to start a betting pool on when it will be announced?

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13 Comments on New Fire Tablet Clears the FCC(?)

  1. I was just wondering if there would be a new Fire out this Fall. Hopefully one with larger storage space. And which will allow you to interact with a holographic world. But that could just be an optional feature. I really want more storage.

  2. Is it possible it is the new FireTV that people have been speculating is around the corner (Amazon is sold out in US and Germany and discounting the FireTV in UK, per the AFTVNews blog:

    That said, I am hoping for a new Fire 7″ tablet as I don’t care to invest in a 2 year old model and I will need an upgrade soon.

  3. Amazon is also planning a 12-inch tablet, but its shipment volume will be limited, the sources said. The company has only placed orders for less than 100,000 panels for the device a month, mainly looking to test the waters.

    Not going into speculation about the accuracy of the info, don’t care either way.

  4. MicroSD card slot? That doesn’t sound much like an Amazon tablet…unless jjj is correct about the 12-inch size. Then it’s very plausible. Unless the price is completely insane, I’m interested in purchasing one.

  5. I’m being overoptimistic, but any new device coming out of Amazon has me crossing my fingers for a Liquavista screen finally.

  6. The FireTV received a much needed update that let is use USB mass storage options. With Amazon allowing local storage of music and video, plus larger games being ported over, I don’t think the card slot will be limited to a hypothetical 12incher. They need it across the board.

    One factor to consider is that the mobile space isn’t iOS vs Android only anymore. Especially on the tablet side.

    Win10 tablets (all of which feature both SD and USB expansion) are changing the landscape. Especially at the higher end.

    Take a look at the 10in ASUS Transformer Chi for a look at how nasty the $299+ market is going to be, moving forward: 64GB flash, microSD, USB, bundled detachable Bluetooth keyboard and support for active pen, all running on quad-core ATOM.

    It’s going to take a lot to play in that league.

  7. Tablet/ereader 12-13″ with electrowetting screen… ouh yeaaaaah!

  8. Since 2011, Amazon has released new tablets in the fall, so it seems this year will be no exception.

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