September 17, 2015
Company Also Offering New Tablets in a Six-Pack for $249.95
Amazon today announced its new seven-inch Fire tablet will sell for just $49.99, confirming rumors earlier this month that the eCommerce giant would debut an inexpensive tablet in time for the Christmas shopping season.
The new Fire tablet — which includes a quad-core processor, front- and rear-facing cameras and up to 128GB of expandable storage — can also be purchased as a six-pack for $249.95, making each tablet come in at a cost of $41.66.
“Today, we’re taking another step in our mission to deliver premium products at non-premium prices,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said. “The all-new Fire features a quad-core processor, is incredibly durable, and is backed by the Amazon content ecosystem, the new Amazon Underground, and Amazon customer service with Mayday Screen Sharing. Fire sets a new bar for what customers should expect from a low-cost tablet.”
While the price may seem too good to be true and make customers question the quality of the device, Bezos has said in the past he would rather forgo a profit to gain customers. Instead, Amazon makes its money by selling services for the tablets such as eBooks.
Fire, with its seven-inch IPS display, gives users a whole lot of viewing options, with access to more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and games, as well as exclusive features like X-Ray, ASAP, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library and Word Runner. It boasts a seven-hour battery life.
Customer service is available day or night 365-days-a-year, for free.
Protective covers for the Fire tablet are available in black, blue, orange, green and purple for $24.99.
The device goes up for pre-order today and will begin shipping Sept. 30.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.