A new Amazon Fire tablet has just made it through FCC approval. As is always the case, the filing was done under a temporary shell company, in this case Polebridge Port Hole LLC, but this is undoubtedly an Amazon tablet. The tablet carries model number PR53DC and FCC ID 2AETH-1210. Photos of the tablet are being held back due to a confidentiality request, but the testing documents do reveal it has 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi capabilities and Bluetooth v4.1. Also evident is the continued inclusion of a microSD card slot and camera. The lack of 802.11ac WiFi hints that this is likely a replacement for the very popular $49.99 Fire 7″ tablet, since all larger tablets in Amazon’s lineup currently support 802.11ac WiFi. Amazon has historically revealed new tablets in mid-September (see their 2014 and 2015 announcements), so it’s no surprise we’re seeing the first tablet in their new lineup pass through the FCC now.
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