Take this for what you will, but the Chinese language edition of the China Daily newspaper is reporting that the new Kindle Fire is working its way through the factory.
According to their unattributed source, the KF2 is being assembled by Quanta (Amazon’s manufacturing partner for the current Kindle Fire). Amazon’s placed an initial order for 2 million units, and they’re due to ship to Amazon on 7 August.
So is it true? Well, if the new Kindle Fire really is going to be launched at the end of this month, like rumors have suggested, then the new device would be on the assembly line right now. And it would leave the factory early next month so it could be in the hands of consumers a few weeks later.
But is this one true? I don’t know, and I decline to speculate.
Do you know what I want to see? I’m looking forward to the day when the Kindle Fire hype is as active as iPad and iPhone hype. Remember how the new iPhone and iPad parts leaked months before the new devices shipped? That’s what I want to see before I get excited about Kindle Fire rumors.
Is the new Kindle Fire going to be 8.9″, 7″ or 10″? I don’t know, and that’s the other reason I wish parts were leaking. It would remove all doubt that the device existed.