Amazon Expands Fire HD 10 Offerings for Adults and Kids
Less than a month after dropping an array of new Echo products, Amazon is back with the next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets. The Fire HD 10 will be available in both a standard and Kids Edition, but the two will include much of the same core technology. This time around, Amazon’s largest tablets received a faster, 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, longer battery life of up to 12 hours, and faster charging with the new USB-C charging port. Both tablets offer the most storage ever in a Fire with 32- and 64 GB options, and support for up to 512 GB of expandable storage through the microSD card slot.
“We’ve made our best tablet even better with a faster processor, longer battery life, and faster charging,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The all-new Fire HD 10 has everything you need for entertainment with plenty of storage for your favorite videos, games, music, and books at home or on the go—and still under $150.”
Amazon is keeping the same 10.1-inch, 1080p display but decided to expand its color range for the adult version with options including twilight blue, plum, and white, in addition to the standard black. Amazon is also introducing a new picture-in-picture feature that will allow users to continue watching videos while navigating other apps. Picture-in-picture mode will work across Prime Video, Twitch, Netflix, STARZ for now, with others to be added soon.
The Kids Edition will come with a new kid-proof case that includes an adjustable stand in blue, pink, or purple. Like the previous model, the refreshed Fire HD 10 kids tablet will come with a two-year extended warranty and a year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited service that includes access to more than 20,000 books, Audible books, videos, educational apps, and games for kids.
In keeping to its same pricing model, Amazon is offering the all-new Fire HD 10 for $149.99 and the Kids Edition for $199.99. Both versions of the Fire HD 10 are available for pre-order now with an expected shipping date of Oct. 30. Amazon is currently running a few promotions for the tablets including $50 off a bundle of two Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets, and for the standard version, a free download of the Minecraft app (a $6.99 value) for those who pre-order the device ahead of Oct. 30.