It’s been nearly a year since Amazon introduced its first $50 Amazon Fire tablet. Now it looks like there may be a new model on the way.

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.

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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.

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5 replies on “Next-gen Amazon Fire tablet may be coming soon (FCC leaks)”

  1. I’ve always wondered how Amazon comes up with their shell company names. This one is Polebridge Port Hole LLC. Hm, maybe if I run it though an anagram generator… I figured it out! “Polebridge Port Hole” is an anagram for Eight Bed Poop Roller. Therefore, this must be the new Fire 8 tablet. Gotcha, Bezos!

    …I’ll show myself out.

  2. I wonder if it’s a replacement for the Fire HD 6? The 7, 8, and 10 were all updated last year (including the micro-SDXC slot), but he 6″ never was. And it seems like they’ve been trying to push out their stock of the older HD 6 models.

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