While I was digging through Best Buy yesterday, checking out their Cyber Monday sales, I found a $40 Android tablet that has specs about on par with the new Fire.
The Digiland DL718M is a 7" tablet which runs Android 5.1 on a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK8127 CPU with 1GB RAM, a pair of cameras (2MP and VGA), and Wifi/Bluetooth.
Its screen resolution is 1024 x 600, and under the screen you'll find 8GB internal storage and a microSD card slot. It does have a speaker, as well as a headphone jack, although there's no way to tell whether the audio is any good.
All in all this is not a bad set of specs for the price. It's better in a couple ways than the other $40 tablet that Best Buy is selling, but is it the equal of the Fire tablet?
That remains to be seen.
No, that's not a fair question. This is a $40 tablet, which means we should set our standards at not exploding when it turns on for the first time, and work from there.
There are seventeen reviews at this time, with an average rating of 4 stars. Most reviewers gave it five stars, an encouraging sign, and I'll let you know what I think once I get my hands on one.