Amazon Announces a New Fire HD 10 Tablet With Faster Processor & Longer Battery Life




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Today Amazon announced a brand new Fire HD 10 tablet for just $149.99 with a faster processor and longer battery life. Amazon has also added new picture-in-picture that will let you watch Prime Video, Twitch, Netflix, and more as you use your tablet to check email, visit Facebook, etc at the same time.

You can also get a kids version of the Fire HD10 tablet with a kid-proof case for $199.99.

“We’ve made our best tablet even better with a faster processor, longer battery life, and faster charging,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The all-new Fire HD 10 has everything you need for entertainment with plenty of storage for your favorite videos, games, music, and books at home or on the go—and still under $150.”

The all-new Fire HD 10 includes:

  •  Beautiful display—Brilliant 10.1” widescreen Full HD 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over 2 million pixels (224 ppi) for bright, vivid image quality.
  •  New faster processor—With a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web.
  •  New longer battery life—Up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, giving you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.
  •  Plenty of storage—The most storage available on a Fire tablet, starting at 32 or 64 GB, and support for up to 512 GB of expandable storage via microSD. Plus, enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire tablets.
  •  New faster charging—Easier and even faster charging with USB-C (2.0).
  •  Dolby Atmos audio—Custom-tuned, stereo speakers for immersive and high-quality sound.
  •  Enhanced dual band Wi-Fi—Stream your favorite videos with enhanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.
  •  Incredible reliability—As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 10 is 4x as durable as the latest iPad Pro—and costs hundreds of dollars less.
  •  New picture-in-picture—Watch your favorite videos from Prime Video, Twitch, Netflix, STARZ, and more, while also browsing the web, checking email, reviewing your calendar, or visiting Facebook.
  •  Alexa hands-free—With always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa, you can control video and music playback, launch apps, get news and sports scores, display the weather, and more.
  •  Front- and rear- facing cameras—Video chat or Drop In with friends and family using the HD 720p front-facing camera and Alexa Communications. Use the 2 MP rear-facing camera to take photos and share or save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all pictures taken on Fire tablets.
  •  Amazon-exclusive features—ASAP, For You, X-Ray, Second Screen, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck, and more.
  •  Amazon FreeTime—With award-winning parental controls, parents can use Amazon FreeTime to create child profiles to limit screen time, set educational goals, and manage content. FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet—or subscribe to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited to access over 20,000 titles, starting at just $2.99 per month.
  •  Screen Sharing—Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year—for free.

Pre-orders are now available for the Fire 10 HD Tablet on Amazon HERE and will start shipping October 30th 2019. 

Amazon has also released the Kindle Kids Edition, a new reading experience designed just for kids. Kindle Kids Edition comes with the latest Kindle, a kid-friendly case, one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee that includes a free replacement if anything happens to your Kindle. The Kindle Kids Edition will cost $109.99.

The Kindle Kids Edition comes with these kid friendly features:

  • Achievement Badges—kids can earn badges like Book Worm and Over Achiever when they make progress towards pre-defined goals.
  • Easy Discovery—with enhanced browsing and search, kids can locate titles without the exact spelling. And with smart recommendations, kids can find books related to the genres, authors, and characters they love.
  • Word Wise—kids are automatically provided short and simple definitions above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
  • Dictionary—if kids come across a difficult word, they can select the word to look up the definition via the built-in Kindle dictionary.
  • Vocabulary Builder—words looked up in dictionaries are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder and turned into flashcards for future review and learning.
  • Kid-friendly Wallpaper—included are a unique set of lock screen wallpapers, specifically designed for kids.

“Kindle Kids Edition makes reading fun with achievement badges to help motivate readers to complete the next chapter, plus features like Word Wise and Vocabulary Builder are designed to help early readers build their reading and comprehension skills,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids and Family, Amazon. “With unlimited access to over a thousand new and popular books in FreeTime Unlimited, kids can easily find books to match their interests and can bring a library of books with them wherever they go—all on a single, lightweight device.”

Pre-orders are now available for the Kindle Kids Edition on Amazon HERE and will start shipping October 30th 2019.

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