Source within Amazon have disclosed that there will be a new version of the Kindle Fire with 3G functionality. It will work the same as the 3G variants of their e-reader class that allows the user free 3G internet access. The company has been quietly upgrading their network to support all of the media that will be streamed online. This will allow the Kindle Fire to give you all of the internet content and shop for books while on the go.
Amazon has a long established track record during the last four years of providing free 3G internet access with their e-ink readers. They are always more expensive then their WIFI counterparts, but allows more freedom to purchase content while outside wireless areas. The drawback of their existing WIFI model of the Fire is that it limits the amount of impulse purchases that you may make when on vacation. Amazon frequently offers the hardware at cutthroat prices and makes the money back selling you content. With a WIFI only edition right now, they are shooting themselves in the foot and limiting the amount of things you can buy. The upcoming 3G model will allow more flexibility for people on the go. You will not have to pay anything extra for the 3G internet access but there is internal debate on what you can do while on 3G access.
The Amazon networks, Silk Browser and S3 Cloud services would offset a number of streaming videos and internet content. If you are watching Netflix or Amazon Prime movies it could be concerning for Amazon on how to handle the bandwidth. Amazon wants people to buy books, newspapers, apps, audiobooks and other low-bandwidth content while on the go. This has been a staple of their e-ink models with free 3G and it is good to have different models based on the needs of the customer.
There is no dispute that the Amazon Kindle Fire has been very popular and currently controls 54% of the entire Android tablet market. The company intends to expand on their offerings during the next few months and debut at least 3 new devices.