An image of the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 reporting to be the real deal has turned up on line showing what the new 7-inch tablet from the book sellers will be like when it is expected to launch on the 6 September.
Sent to gadget site, The Verge, by an anonymous tipster, the image if real, shows the rather uninspiring looking tablet will have rounded corners and plenty of on screen menu shortcut buttons. It doesn't help that the image is of the on screen keyboard and a search page and nothing else.
"We're not sure which model we're looking at here, but the scale of the keyboard suggests that seven inches is more likely," says the site referring of course to the fact that their is expected to be two Kindle Fire 2 models, a 7-inch version and a 10-inch version.
The site claim to have another image, which it's been asked not to publish. It, says the site, shows a streamlined user interface with less "chrome." It's unclear whether this refined UI will make it to the production model.
Other details to be gleamed from the single photo? There will be a front facing camera, and a big delete key.
Amazon announced on Thursday that it had completely sold out of the original Kindle Fire, perfect timing, considering its press conference that has been confirmed and scheduled for the 6 September.
Meanwhile in possibly related news, Amazon's Appstore has launched in UK and Europe.
UPDATE: After a reader suggested that the first picture could have been an early prototype, more images have appeared on The Verge suggesting that the first picture was genuine.
The biggest indicator in the new images is that the Kindle Fire 2 will have Skype, or another Voip service, compatibility.
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