Amazon introduces updated Fire HD 8 tablets

Amazon introduces updated Fire HD 8 tablets

Amazon has brought out two updated tablet devices: the next generation Fire HD 8 and the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition.

An update of Amazon's Fire 7 tablet, the next generation Fire HD 8 doubles the storage of its predecessor (now 16GB), has a better camera and 10 hours of battery life. It also has Alexa smart assistant capabilities that will turn the tablet into a voice-activated device integrated with Amazon's platform with an 8" HD display screen. It costs £79.99 (or £99.99 if customers want the 32GB option; there is also scope to boost storage to 400GB via a microSD card).

A Kids Edition of the device comes in at £129.99. It is identical but includes a colourful "kid-proof" bumper case, a two-year replacement warranty and one-year subscription to Amazon's Fire For Kids Unlimited - a service offering unlimited access to thousands of "kid-friendly books", as well as educational apps, games, movies, and TV shows.