One might think that the two tablets Amazon launched back in May were all they planned to release this year, but you would be wrong.
A new Amazon tablet cleared the FCC today. As pr Amazon SOP, we cannot tie the filing to Amazon, but the paperwork has all the hallmarks of an Amazon device.
What we do know is that this tablet has Wifi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. It likely also has a speaker, although that is not mentioned anywhere in the test results.
Since Amazon did release 7″ and 8″ Fire tablets earlier this year, it is reasonable to conclude that this is a replacement for the 10″ Fire tablet.
That tablet was last refreshed in June of last year. It got a new shell and a new storage option (64GB) but little else was changed.
That tablet is overdue for an update, but I don’t expect any significant improvements. As we saw earlier this year, Amazon is more focused on selling cheap tablets than in upgrading every year.
In terms of specs, Amazon’s best tablets were released 4 years ago (in fact, the HDX line is still better than any current model). So if you are wondering what the new Fire tablet is like, just picture the current model, with sparkles.