Amazon just dropped a whole slew of news this morning, kicking things off with the latest iteration of its Fire HD tablet line. Priced at $99, that’s a solid deal.
The 7-inch Fire tablet sports a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS display and runs on a 1.3 Ghz quad-core Mediatek processor. Now it seems like the company learned from past mistakes because the new Fire Tablet only costs $50.
In addition, Amazon is offering consumers a way to purchase the tablets in packs of six, only paying $249.95 for the set.
The new Fire tablet also only comes with one gig of RAM, but it does match the Fire HD 6 in one column on the spec sheet: internal storage. An updated Fire HD 8 will also be available for folks who are satisfied with the tablet’s traditional size.
For $139 (that’s $30 more than the standard Fire TV) the Gaming Edition gets you a redesigned game controller instead of the usual remote. In fact, every application that can be played on the Fire has to be approved by Amazon.
The Fire tablet comes with OS 5 “Bellini”, which has the “look and feel of a magazine”.
The device includes voice features powered by Alexa, which let you ask for music, information, weather, traffic, etc. Customers can also choose to buy Fire as a six-pack for less than $250.
You’ll also get access to Amazon Underground, which features hundreds of premium apps for free. Devices will ship on or after September 30th. The new remote for the Fire TV and Fire TV stick will contain the microphone for the voice control feature.
The pre-order for the new Fire HD 8 is available on this page.
But what’s the point of having a 4K TV and streaming box if there’s no content to go with it? The controller contains a headphone jack that allows you to listen to audio separate from the TV. Besides, if we catch you taking pictures in a crowded area with a tablet in the first place, we’re going to have words with you…