Hot off the success of its Kindle Fire and Google’s recently-announced Nexus 7 tablet, Amazon is rumored to begin picking up steam for its not-so-secret Kindle Fire 2 tablet. According to the China Times, Amazon plans on shipping the first batch of Kindle Fire 2 tablets on August 7th in order to place itself in direct competition with the Nexus 7, while also ordering 2 million units from Chinese manufacturer Quanta. Additional rumors include the Kindle Fire 2 will feature a metal frame with otherwise plastic body, with the display made by LG and touch panels by TPK. Sounds like Amazon is gearing up to make the new tablet as good or better as the competition out there.
Ladies and gents— get ready for the next round of the (mini) tablet wars!