New Kindle Fire Tablet Has a Faster CPU, Twice the Storage

That mysterious Amazon tablet that showed up on the FCC website last week now has a name, a price, and a ship date.

On Thursday Amazon announced a new 7″ Android tablet. The new Fire tablet has twice the storage of the last model, and a faster CPU, but aside from the bumped specs and new color options (black, blue, dried blood, and kale), the tablet remains largely unchanged.

The new tablet runs Amazon’s OS on a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Its 7″ screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600, and it has two 2MP cameras.

“Fire 7 is our best-selling tablet with tens of millions sold,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “For under $50, we’re making it even better for customers with a faster processor and 2x the storage, so customers can enjoy even more of their favorite entertainment at home and on-the-go. And, with hands-free access to Alexa on Fire 7, it’s never been easier to get the news, find a recipe, play music, and more.”

The new tablet is up for pre-order today, and will ship on 6 June 2019. Retail is $49.

Amazon has also refreshed the 7″ Fire 7 Kids tablet. It has the new hardware mentioned above and comes with a case, a 1 year warranty, and a one-year subscription to Amazon Freetime Unlimited, all for a retail price of $99.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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