tablet !! Amazon just made it official. Dubbed the
Amazon Fire, it's an entry-level slate with humble specs. We find a 7-inch IPS
display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels up front, while a 1.3GHz quad-core
chipset and 1GB of RAM will make up the performance part. You can take pictures
with the 2MP rear camera and selfies with the VGA front-facing one.
There is 8GB of storage, 5 of which
will be available to the user out of the box. Fortunately, you can boost the
memory prowess of the Amazon Fire by throwing in a microSD card inside, which
can be up to 128GB in size. You also get unlimited cloud storage for Amazon
content. The Amazon Fire runs forked Android that is known as Fire OS5 Bellini
and comes with none of Google's services or apps aboard. Yet, it ships with
Amazon's alternatives, like the Amazon App Store and the online retailer's vast
Undoubtedly, the Amazon Fire is as
entry-level as it gets, but the true highlight of the slate is its price tag.
Indeed, you will have to shell out "just"$49.99 for the slate, making
it as affordable as it gets. Amazon also has an interesting deal in store - a
six-pack of Amazon Fire tablets (yes, you read that right) will cost you
$249.95, meaning that you pay for five slates and get the sixth one for
The slate is up for pre-order and
will be released on September 30.