Hardware maker Quanta was in charge of the components in the Kindle Fire, but it appears that Amazon will take over the selection and certification of the components to be placed in the new build.
The report speculates Amazon may now add a microSD slot, actual volume buttons and likely Bluetooth or a mic.
Amazon has always implied a sequel was coming this year, as the Kindle Fire sells as an entry-level device. Foxconn will build the new "flagship" device which will be larger than the original Fire. Past rumors have an 8.9-inch as the target frame for the new device.
The etailer has sold over 5 million Kindle Fire since its launch in November, taking 14 percent of the tablet market share in just one quarter.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Feb 2012 15:20