I'm not usually one to post rumors. I hate them in fact. Give me confirmable facts any day. Despite that, I can't help but mention this. Amazon is allegedly getting ready to release a Kindle Fire successor later this year. If Amazon has any intention of staying in the tablet game, this makes sense. As of November, the original $200 Kindle Fire will be a year old and with the Google Nexus 7 on the cusp of release, this should have Amazon sweating a little. According to AllThingsD, Amazon intends to update the tablet with a thinner profile, a 1,280 x 800 resolution display and a built-in camera.
According to sources "familiar with Amazon's plans," the new Kindle is expected as early as late July.