Amazon is expected to release new Fire tablets soon, possibly along side the new Fire TV expected tomorrow. We’ve seen several new tablets show up in FCC filings that seem to be Amazon tablets, as well as rumors of a new $50 tablet from Amazon. Intrepid AFTVnews reader Jason Parker has emailed me with his discovery of four new tablet thumbnails hosted (1, 2, 3, 4) on Amazon’s servers that are likely the new family of Fire tablets. If we assume the largest one is the 10 inch Fire tablet that leaked this morning, then the remaining sizes seem to measure up to be 8 inches, 7 inches and 6 inches. It’s difficult to judge the exact sizes due to the low image resolution, so the middle two may actually be closer to 8 inches and 9 inches. The 6 inch tablet, which is likely the new $50 model, appears to have a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of 16:10 like existing Fire tablets. If I were to guess, I’d say it’s a 1024×768 screen since there seem to be an abundance of cheap screens in that size for Amazon to pick from to reach their $50 price goal. It could also just be an illusion created by the on screen buttons.
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