Amazon will ship four new tablets and three updated Fire TV products in October this year with the hope to bring more customers into its ecosystem via Amazon Prime and the Amazon App Store.
The four new tablets are called the Fire HD8, the Fire HD10, the Fire, and the Fire Kids Edition. The Fire HD8 and the Fire HD10 are the flagship models, the Fire HD8 has an 8″ display screen and it will comes in a a variety of colors with a price of $150, while the $230 cost FireHD10 features a 10.1 screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which helps prevent some letterboxing and windowing for some video formats.
Both tablets also come with stereo speakers and virtual surround sound through the headphone jack. Both also run on a quad-core, 1.5 GHz processor and will be compatible with 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks.
In addition, both the 2 tablets are good for bout letting users provide their own storage. The Fire HD8 comes with 8GB of storage, and the HD10 comes with 16GB, but both tablets have a microSD slot for external storage that will take users up to 128GB. So that users will now be able to download movies and shows not just onto their tablets’ internal storage, but also onto the tablets’ external storage as well.
The newest Amazon Fire is probably the most interesting device to hit the market.>It sports a 7″ IPS display>is a bit thicker than the other two tablets. It has a slower 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, since it costs only $50, it would attract different kinds of customers who living exclusively in a bedroom or in the kitchen.
The $99 Fire Kids Edition is essentially a $50 Fire with a kid-friendly case. The Kids Edition also comes with a two-year ‘no worry guarantee,” which allows parents to send back broken devices, even if those devices were broken by kids. The devices also come with a year of Amazon’ s FreeTime Unlimited service, which includes a vast selection of kid-friendly books, shows, and games that’s curated by humans and cross-checked by>child advocacy group Common Sense Media.