Amazon Launches New Fire HD 8 Tablets

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 0 Comments

Amazon today announced new Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets that will ship in early June.

“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 Amazon vice president Kevin Keith said in a prepared statement. “We’ve made the all-new Fire HD 8 even better with faster performance, 32GB of internal storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and easier charging with USB-C—all for only $89.99. For only $20 more, the Fire HD 8 Plus packs even 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.”

Here’s what Amazon announced:

Fire HD 8. The new Fire HD 8 features an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display with faster performance, twice the storage, and longer battery life than its predecessor. This Alexa-powered device provides access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, magazines, apps, and games, Amazon says. The Fire HD 8 comes in White, Black, Twilight Blue, and Plum, starts at $89.99, and is available for preorder today. It will ship on June 3.

Fire HD 8 Plus. This premium model offers an enhanced experience with 50 percent more RAM, wireless charging capabilities, an included 9-watt power adapter, a new slate color, and for a limited time, six months of Kindle Unlimited. The Fire HD 8 Plus starts at $109.99, comes in the same colors as the Fire HD 8 plus a new slate color, and is available for pre-order today. It also ships on June 3. at and. They will begin shipping on June 3. The Fire HD 8 is available in White, Black, Twilight Blue, and Plum, and the Fire HD 8 Plus comes in a new Slate color.

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. This kid-friendly bundle provides a Fire HD 8 tablet with an 8-inch HD display, 32 GB of storage, up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, a two-year worry-free guarantee, and a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which Amazon says provides access over 20,000 premium, age-appropriate books, Audible books, educational apps, games, and videos. The new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is available for pre-order today for $139.99 and will begin shipping on June 3.

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