New rumors point to the release of the next generation Kindle Fire will be released by Amazon already July 31.
Amazon could be already very close to release the Kindle Fire 2. According to sources of CNET, the new Kindle Fire 2 will already go on sale on July 31. Sales of the Kindle Fire have been initially impressive last Fall. Since then sales have supposedly slowed. Amazon has a very strong tablet strategy with their own Android version and the broad content eco system. The new Kindle Fire 2 are expected to be more powerful and they better be.
Google is expected to release the Google Nexus 7 tablet and it has quite impressive specs for the same $199 price point.