Updated: Is This the New Kindle Fire? Probably Not
I am deeply jealous of The Verge today. They got an anonymous email with the product render at right. According to their source, that’s the new Kindle Fire.
Th screen size for the product wasn’t mentioned, but there’s supposed to be a 7″ and 10″ KFs in the works. If you look closely you’ll see a hint of a camera and it’s pretty clear that this tablet has a screen geometry of 4:3, not the 16:9 screen on the recently retired first gen Kindle Fire.
This is an awfully generic looking device, and right now my gut says that it is a fake. I don’t like the menu bar on the right side of the screen or size of the keyboard. Or rather I don’t find them plausible.
Absent a real photo or more product renders, I’m calling out this one out as fake.
Update: The Verge posted another couple product renders, and I’m calling them out as fake. First, the qualkity of the images is rather low; Amazon has usually produced better renders than that.
There now appears to be 2 KF coming with approximately the same screen size and I just don’t believe it. And the third image shows a third model with an unknown screen size and a weirdly shaped bezel surrounding the screen.
Sorry, but that bezel plus the multiple models just screams fake to me.