Amazon unveils new Fire tablets, including new kid-friendly models
Meet the thinner, lighter, and brighter Fire HD 10
The devices are available for pre-order and are to start shipping on May 26.
Compared to previous versions, the new Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 10 Plus models are slimmer, lighter, and have thinner bezels. Their 10in 1080p screen displays are also 10% brighter than before.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 has 3GB of RAM, a 50% increase over the previous version, which comes paired with 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, a 12-hour battery, and 32GB of storage. It sells for $149.99 for the ad-supported model or $164.99 without ads. Buyers can upgrade to 64GB of storage for an extra $40.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus has 4GB of RAM, twice as much as the previous version, alongside wireless charging and a soft-touch finish. The tablet $179.99 for the ad-supported 32GB model or $194.99 without ads. An extra $40 upgrades it to 64GB of storage.
Amazon also offers a $219.99 bundle for these devices that includes a magnetic keyboard case and a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365. The keyboard case by itself costs $50.
The other highlight of Monday’s announcement was Amazon’s new line of “Kids Pro” tablets, which are aimed at those aged 3-7 and join the existing Fire 7 Kids and Fire 8 HD Kids tablets. It comes with a 10.1in HD screen, USB-C charging port, 12-hour battery, “kid-proof case,” a built-in kickstand/holder, a two-year warranty, and a year of Amazon Kids+, which offers unlimited access to tons of kid-friendly content.
The new Fire 10 Kids tablet goes for $199.99. The 7- and 8-inch models, which are available now, run $99.99 and $139.99, respectively.
The Fire Kids Pro models are aimed at ages 6-12 and include a restricted-access web browser with restricted access so parents can block certain websites. Other Fire Kids Pro-exclusve features include an app store to download select with parental approval, Wi-Fi voice and video calling to parent-approved contacts, kid-friendly online music channels, screen time management app, and multiple color options for its slim protective case.
The Fire Kids Pro comes in three models: Fire Kids 7 Pro ($99.99), Fire Kids HD 8 Pro ($139.99), Fire Kids HD 10 Pro ($199.99).
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