Amazon Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7: taking on the budget range

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 17, 2014, 10:09pm CDT
Amazon Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7: taking on the budget range

Amazon‘s product lineup expanded quite a bit tonight, with the company rolling out its new Fire HDX 8.9 and its tablet for kids, the aptly named Fire HD Kids Edition. Also set in the company’s sights is the budget range, which it has solidly targeted with the new Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7. The smaller of the two falls into the sub-$100 range, and both offer fairly impressive specs.

Both new Fire HD tablets have display sizes that correlate to their respective names (6-inches and 7-inches), with the smaller one being priced at $99 USD and the larger at $139 USD. As you can see in the images, Amazon is rolling out both slates in a rainbow of colors: citron, black, white, cobalt, and magenta.

The Fire HD 6 offers 252ppi, while the 7-inch offering has 216ppi. Both are said to have brighter displays than the previous offering, and they’re joined by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. Amazon CEO Bezos has hailed his company’s newest budget slate (the Fire HD 6) as being “the most powerful tablet under $100.”

Other notable features includes the ability to create different profiles for multiple users, Gorilla Glass, battery life said to last all day on a charge, Second Screen, FreeTime, pre-loaded WPS Office app, Advanced Streaming and Prediction, and more. Both are being offered with 8GB and 16GB models.

The tablets can both be pre-ordered now and will start shipping next month.

SOURCE: BusinessWire

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