As AFTV News notes, a new tablet showed up at the FCC website this week, and while the documentation doesn’t use the words “Amazon,” or “Fire,” the listing has all the hallmarks of an unannounced Amazon device… complete with the use of a shell company to make it a little harder for people to find.
As such, the new tablet has the model number PR53DC and the documents were filed by a company called Polebridge Hole LLC.
All we know for certain from the documents are that this device supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a camera, headset jack, and a microSD card slot (which means it’s probably not a Kindle eReader, Amazon Fire TV device, or Amazon Echo/Alexa product).
The lack of 802.11ac WiFi also suggests that the new tablet will be a replacement for the entry-level $50 model… or perhaps another cheap model with a different screen size or other differentiating features.
Amazon has made a habit of launching new hardware in September for the past few years, so we probably won’t have to wait long for an official announcement.
Update: It looks like the PR53DC is probably the new 8 inch Amazon Fire HD tablet.