Amazon Launches New £50 and £80 Fire Tablets with Alexa Digital Assistant

Amazon just released two affordable tablets and this time with Alexa Digital Assistant. I’m not sure what’s the difference these two have from their past releases. But since this one is affordable, I might want to buy it. Check out this article and read the features of the tablets.

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Amazon has launched two new budget Fire tablets, with one costing just £50, and has brought its Alexa voice assistant to tablets in the UK.

The new thinner and lighter £50 Fire 7, which has an improved screen, longer battery life and more storage, hopes to continue the success of the previous Fire 7 tablet, which won plaudits for balancing low cost with features. At the same time, Amazon has launched a new version of its Fire HD 8 tablet, with similar improvements and a lower starting price of £80.

Kevin Keith, Amazon’s general manager for Fire tablets, said: “The Fire 7 for under £50 shocked a lot of folks, and became the bestselling tablet we ever built. We found most of the folks who buy our devices do so for entertainment, or what I like to call digital snacking: social media, light email, apps, games and music. So we’ve really focused on those areas.”

Both tablets now come with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant in the UK – the same one available through the Fire TV set-top boxes and Amazon’s Echo devices – allowing users to get information, control smart-home devices and play media with voice commands.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/17/amazon-launches-fire-tablets-fire-7-hd-8-alexa-digital-assistant