The company says that these tablets—the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition—will start shipping from June 3.
“The new Fire HD 8 tablets offer the features that everyone in the family wants—great content, more storage, longer battery life—at a price that is incredibly affordable,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President at Amazon Devices.
The company says that the new Fire HD 8 has a faster processor than previous models, with 32GB of internal storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and easier charging with USB-C. The price starts at $89.99.
However, Keith added that the new Fire HD 8 Plus has "more power with 50% more RAM, hassle-free wireless charging, and six months of Kindle Unlimited included."
"With access to millions of movies, TV shows, books, songs, magazines, Alexa, and more—Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are the perfect tablets for entertainment,” he said.
The starting price for the Fire HD 8 Plus is $109.99.
The company said that the new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition allows parents to choose what content their kids have access to.
“Over 20 million kids (and their parents) have enjoyed the award-winning Amazon FreeTime service and we’re excited to make it even better with new educational content that helps to keep kids learning and entertained,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids and Family, Amazon.
“The all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is built from the ground up to offer the FreeTime Unlimited content kids love and the parental controls parents trust—all wrapped in a colorful kid-proof case with a two-year worry-free guarantee.”
The starting price for the kids tablet is $139.99.
Amazon reported first earnings last month, with earnings of $5.01 per share on revenue of $75.5 billion.
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