Amazon Fire Tablets Officially Announced – What You Need To Know

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8Amazon recently announced several new devices in the Kindle Fire line.  They announced four new tablets.  They are the Fire HD8, Fire HD10, the Fire and the Fire Kids Edition.

The Fire HD8 and the Fire HD10 are the new flagships for the Fire line coming in at 8 and 10.1 inches.  Both devices will be running a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.  The HD8 comes in an 8GB and 16GB variety with the HD10 coming in a 16GB or 32GB.  The HD8 will start at $150 and the HD10 will be $230.

However, the most interesting announcement came when they announced the new Fire.  It will sell for $50 but can also be purchased in a six-pack for $250 (buy four get one free).  The Fire will is definitely a budget tablet with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.  It comes with a 7 inch screen and a 1024×600 resolution.

The Fire Kids Edition is essentially the same device as the Fire with a huge protective case wrapped around it.

Specs comparison below from Amazon.com.

fs-f._V310909172_ fs-a._V310963488_ fs-m._V310909174_ fs-t._V310909169_
Fire Fire HD 6 Fire HD 8 Fire HD 10
Price Starting at $49.99 Starting at $99.99 Starting at $149.99 Starting at $229.99
Screen Size 7″ 6″ 8″ 10.1″
Resolution 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) 1280 x 800 (252 ppi) 1280 x 800 (189 ppi) 1280 x 800 (149 ppi)
Colors Black Black, Magenta, White, Citron, Cobalt Black, Magenta, Blue, Tangerine Black, White
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz
Content Access to over 38 million
movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more
Access to over 38 million
movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more
Access to over 38 million
movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more
Access to over 38 million
movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games, and more
Audio Mono speaker,
Built-in microphone

Mono speaker,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone
Storage 8 GB
(expandable by up to 128 GB)
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
8 or 16 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
8 or 16 GB
(expandable by up to 128 GB)
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
16 or 32 GB
(expandable by up to 128 GB)
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
Cameras VGA Front-facing camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera with
720p HD video recording
VGA Front-facing camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera with
720p HD video recording
720p HD Front-facing camera +
5 MP rear-facing camera with
1080p HD video recording
720p HD Front-facing camera +
5 MP rear-facing camera with
1080p HD video recording
Connectivity Single-band Wi-Fi
b/g/n
Single-band Wi-Fi
b/g/n
Dual-band Wi-Fi
a/b/g/n/ac
Dual-band Wi-Fi
a/b/g/n/ac
Battery Life* Up to 7 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Up to 8 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Up to 8 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Up to 8 hours of reading,
surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music
Weight** 11.0 oz (313 g) 10.1 oz (290 g) 11.0 oz (311 g) 15.2 oz (432 g)
Dimensions** 7.5” x 4.5” x 0.4”
(191 x 115 x 10.6 mm)
6.7″ x 4.1″ X 0.4″
(169 x 103 x 10.7 mm)
8.4″ x 5.0″ x 0.3″
(214 x 128 x 7.7 mm)
10.3″ x 6.3″ x 0.3″
(262 x 159 x 7.7 mm)
Customer Support On-device Mayday Screen Sharing +
email, web, and phone
Coming soon—On-device Mayday Screen Sharing.
+ Email, web, and phone
On-device Mayday Screen Sharing +
email, web, and phone
On-device Mayday Screen Sharing +
email, web, and phone
Advertisements