Amazon Fire 7 And Fire HD 8 Tablets With Amazon Alexa Announced

Amazon now has an offer that if you pre-order any three all-new Fire tablets you can take 20 per cent off the total price.

Amazon has announced a series of upgrades to its line of Fire tablets.

The price cut comes as Amazon.com and other manufacturers try to settle on the right price for a tablet.

As usual, the low prices on the new tablets are "With Special Offers", meaning your tablet will display the occasional ad.

"For only $30 more, Fire HD 8 offers a widescreen 8" 1280 x 800 HD display with over a million pixels for a bright, vivid picture.

The Fire 7 also boasts a thinner and lighter design, eight hours of battery life and improved WiFi connectivity.

The Fire HD 8 is available with 16 GB ($79.99) or 32 GB ($109.99), with an option for 256 GB of expanded storage via a microSD card.

Amazon is also selling a kids version of the 8-inch tablet, for $130.

You can find out more details about the new Amazon Fire 7 and Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets over at Amazon at the link below.

The all-new Fire 7 tablet is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Like the new Fire 7, the Fire HD 8 runs on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor but with slightly more RAM at 1.5GB. "It features a handsome 7" IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. There's a 2-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording and a front-facing VGA camera for video calls. Alexa provides natural-language responses, combined with on-screen information on the tablet's display-ask for the weather and see the week's forecast, ask to play a song and see the album cover. "Plus, both tablets include Alexa-it's an incredible value we think customers will love".

With Alexa's presence, users can gain quick access to audiobooks, games and music, among others.

Price-wise, the vanilla Fire 7 will set you back $49.99, while the Fire HD 8 is priced at $79.99, with the kids versions coming in at $99.99 and $129.99, respectively. Apart from this Alexa is supported, you can read E-books as well as watch Amazon video or even Netflix depending on what you subscribe. FreeTime Unlimited costs $3 per month after the first year.

This means users will be able to add notifications for select skills on most devices with Alexa - and comes just weeks after Amazon announced it is expanding the Alexa family to include Echo Look and Echo Show.

Both tablets drop on 07 June, but are these new arrivals worth getting excited about?

Vanessa Coleman

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