What is being Updated in Kindle Fire 7 and HD8
While sales of tablets are still plummeting and it looks like the iPad mini from Apple may also be on the way out, Amazon, with it’s Fire tablets from Kindle is still very much committed to the market. Regardless of what you are looking for, be it a Prime subscription or even Kindle books the online giant Amazon continues to drive additional sales by keeping their prices at an all time low.
Improvements Made For Both Models
- There will be a choice of 3 new colours which will be brighter hues of yellow, blue and red which are totally different to the options for the generation before. The original black will still also be available.
- Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, which has become very popular will be available in both of the new models.
- Both Fire models will also have their own Kid’s Edition.
Kindle Fire 7
As the Fire 7 model is the cheapest and sells for as low as $30 at times, it’s feature sets are pitiful. However, it has been stated by Amazon that this latest version will have a lighter and thinner design; longer battery life and a display that has been improved and has more contrast. There is also the availability of dual-band Wi-Fi which enhances the network performance. As well as having 8GB of storage and regardless of the updates, the base model will still have it’s low price of $49.99.
As the Fire HD8 comes with a superior screen which is 1,200×800 resolution, has twice the size of storage and RAM in the based model along with a longer battery life in relation to the Fire 7, the specific improvements made to the Fire HD8 is very unclear, although the price of the base model which has 16GB has been lowered by $10 and is now $79.99.
Kids Edition Versions
As Amazon has produced editions of the tablets which are especially adapted for children as they encouraged Amazon to make the devices in the first place. This set Amazon poles apart from Apple.
There are no exceptions with the new models of the Kindle Fires and there will be both a Fire 7 and Fire HD8 Kids Edition which will also be modeled on the updated versions.
The storage amount on both models will be larger, they will respectively have 16GB and 32GB. There will be a rugged case which will come in the colours pink, yellow and blue along with access to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for a year, also a collection of digital content which will be age appropriate.
Prices for Kids Edition Versions
The prices for the special editions as follows:
- Fire 7 Kids Edition – $99.99.
- Fire HD8 Kids Edition – $129.99
The shipping date for the new Kindle Fires was the 7th June and this included the Kids Editions.
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