Exclusive: New Amazon Fire and Fire HD 8 tablets expected to be announced this week

They aren’t really much to look at, since once you’ve seen one black rectangle with a screen in the middle, you’ve seen them all, but above are thumbnail images of the new Amazon Fire and Fire HD 8 tablets that are very likely going to be announced as early as tomorrow. These are the new Amazon tablets that passed through FCC approval a couple of weeks ago. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet on sale for $64.99 — 2nd lowest price ever

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet has just gone on sale for $64.99. This is nearly a “Great” price on my Amazon Hardware Buyer’s Guide because it has only been lower than this price once, which was this was this past Black Friday when it was $5 less. This is the newest tablet in Amazon’s lineup, but it will likely be replaced in the next about two months.

Just because a new model is on the horizon, that doesn’t necessarily make this a bad purchase. Amazon has been on a trend of lowering device specs in order to offer more aggressive pricing, so the future Fire HD 8 is not necessarily going to be better than the current model in every way. The 32GB Fire HD 8 is also on sale at $94.99 and the 16GB Fire 7″ tablet is down to $59.99 right now.

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Amazon Fire, Fire Kids Edition, and Fire HD 8 tablets on sale

Amazon is having a sale on several of their Fire tablets. The best deal of the bunch is the Fire HD 8 for $69.99. That’s $20 off the retail price for the newest tablet in Amazon’s lineup. In my pricing guide’s scale of Okay/Good/Great, this qualifies as a “Good” price because it’s just $10 more than the the lowest price this tablet has ever been, which was during this past Black Friday. We probably won’t see a price lower than this until Prime Day in July.

The Fire 7″ tablet is also on sale for $39.99. That price is just “Okay” because it has been $33.33 several times in the past. A better deal is the Fire Kids Edition tablet for $79.99. That savings of $20 off the retail price qualifies it as a “Good” price because the kids edition tablet does not go on sale nearly as often as the regular Fire tablet.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 is on sale for $69.99

In addition to extending their existing Echo and Tablet sale, Amazon has added the Fire HD 8 to the sale for $69.99. That’s $10 more than the lowest it has ever been, which ranks this deal as “Good” in my buyer’s guide “Okay/Good/Great” scale. While not all colors of the 16GB version will arrive by Christmas, the 32GB version on sale for $99.99 is in stock. You can also see if Prime Now has the tablet in stock in your area. This tablet was just updated earlier this year and is the newest tablet in Amazon’s lineup.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet is $59.99 for Black Friday — Now Live!


Amazon’s Black Friday Sales are now live! The Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet is $59.99. This is the lowest price this tablet has ever been because it’s the first time it has ever gone on sale. This is the brand new Fire HD 8 that was just released earlier this year, which makes this one of the best Amazon tablet deals during this year’s Black Friday. Be sure to check all the Black Friday deals on Amazon devices.

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Amazon’s tablet strategy of Less is More


Amazon just announced their new Fire HD 8 tablet and in doing so, have dove deeper into their tablet strategy of: less is more. Amazon’s Fire Phone failure marks a turning point where the company stopped trying to go after the upper-end flagship hardware market, and started dominating the lower-end of the hardware spectrum. Last year’s line of new tablets reduced hardware specs across the board and cut prices by more than half. In doing so, they became Amazon’s best selling tablets to date, and include Amazon’s single best-selling device ever, the $49.99 Fire 7″ tablet, which incidentaly took the title of best-selling device from Amazon’s other budget device, the Fire TV Stick. This year’s new Fire HD 8 continues the trend of less is more. Read more ›

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Amazon brings Alexa to mobile with all-new Fire HD 8 tablet


Amazon has announced their all-new Fire HD 8 tablet. The biggest new feature is that the Alexa voice assistant will make its mobile debut in this new tablet. As for hardware, the new Fire HD 8 features 50% more RAM than the previous generation, at 1.5 GB, and a massive 12 hour battery life. The storage has been doubled to 16GB for the base model and it still includes a microSD card slot for expandable storage needs. It features the same 8″ 1280 x 800 HD screen as before, but Amazon has reduced the processor slightly from a 1.5 Ghz quad-core in last years model to a 1.3GHz quad-core processor in this new model. A slight reduction in some specs in order to reduce the device’s price is starting to be a trend for Amazon, and reduce the price they certainly have. The new Fire HD 8 is just $89.99, which is a significant drop from last year’s $150 price. Preorders are open now and the tablet will ship on September 21st. It’s also available in the UK for £89.99 and Germany for 109.99€.

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Amazon introduces the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition with 1 year of Kindle Unlimited included


Amazon has released a new Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition bundle to go along with a new tablet feature, called Blue Shade, which makes reading on their tablets at night easier on your eyes. Blue Shade automatically adjusts the tablet’s backlight and minimizes blue light, which studies have shown can inhibit your ability to fall asleep. The new reader’s bundle includes a Fire HD 8 tablet, which normally costs $149.99 (but is currently on sale for $129.99), a 12-month membership to Kindle Unlimited, which normally costs $119.88, and a premium leather case, which Amazon will be selling separately for $79.99. The bundle costs $249.99, which is a $100 savings over buying the three included items individually.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 & 10 Tablets on sale for less than they were on Black Friday


Amazon has just put most of their tablets on sale. The two best deals are on their two newest tablets. The Fire HD 8 Tablet is on sale for $129.99. This is the brand new model they just released a couple months ago. It’s the first time this all new tablet has ever been on sale. The other great deal is the Fire HD 10 Tablet for $179.99, which is a full $20 less than its Black Friday sale price.

This sale is part of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals where each day they’re having sales that appeal to a specific type of person. Today’s deals are for the “Entertainment Lover”, which is why the Fire TV and Fire Tablets are on sale.

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