Kindle Fires up bright new colors and boosts storage

The Kindle Fire now comes in new colors and more storage options. with the massively popular tablet now available in magenta, blue and tangerine as well as the original black and with either 8Gb or 16Gb of internal storage.

The 8Gb version still sells at the startingly low price of $49.99 while the 16Gb costs $69.99. The Fire Kids Edition will also be available with 16Gb of internal storage for $119.99.
Amazon says the Fire is its fastest-selling tablet ever, with millions sold since its launch, it’s a shame it won’t say just how many millions.

I’ve been using an 8Gb Fire since the $49.99 model launched last September and I’ve found it to be a great tablet which I use not only for reading ebooks, but also for web browsing, email and even writing letters and using spreadsheets. The specifications include:

  • 7-inch IPS display

  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor

  • Front and rear-facing cameras (although the cameras are definitely not high-res)

  • Up to 128Gb of expandable storage via microSD

  • Up to 7 hours of mixed-use battery life

  • Fire OS 5 Bellini

The Fire Kids Edition is already available in pink or blue, and is now also available with a green kid-proof case, and parents can also choose between a Fire Kids Edition with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage. Fire Kids Edition comes with one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited featuring over 10,000 age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps, and games, access to over 40,000 hand-curated YouTube videos and websites, and 2-year guarantee.

It’s priced at $99.99 for the 8Gb and $119.99 for 16 GB. There’s a $20-off deal for the 8Gb Fire Kids Edition until May 6.

Amazon lights a Fire under tablet prices with $49.99 Kindle