Amazon introduces a new Kindle Fire tablet just for $50 and is offering it in a pack of six at a price of five only. Amazon tablets are already quiet popular among the eBook readers and this initiative seems to be lucrative enough.
It is a 7-Ich tablet though not a top-of-the-line tablet and not one of the new Fire HD tablets, and it’s certainly not the Kindle Fire HDX. It has a 1024 x 600 resolution display (although, with IPS), a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 8 gigabytes of internal storage, one gigabyte of RAM, and your basic front- and rear-facing cameras. It runs on the latest version of Fire OS and claims seven hours of battery life with average use.
Amazon claims this tablet to be more durable than iPad Air, and has two times more processing power than Samsung’s competing Tab 3 Lite.
Since 2011 Amazon has been in the low-priced tablet game — when it launched the first Kindle Fire tablet, one of the first high-quality $199 tablets in the market. But $50 sets a new bar for tablets as commodities, at least when they’re made by well-known brands such as Amazon.
This move of Amazon is in the same direction as other tablet makers.
There is no doubt in the fact that Amazon is offering its Kindle e-readers at so very affordable prices because all it wants is to sell its Kindle E-Books. This idea has thus far worked well for Kindle e-reader and Amazon is expecting the same for its tablets too.
The latest version of the Fire Kids Edition tablet, a follow-up to previous year’s dedicated tablet for kids is also being shipped by the company. This tab costs $100, down from the previous model’s $149 price tag. It comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Free Time Unlimited and a protective bumper case.