Amazon launches 7-inch Fire tablet for $50, offering six-packs for $250

Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon today announced a new 8GB 7-inch Fire tablet for $50, and it is selling them in six-packs. That's right, tablet sales have fallen so hard that you can now buy a six-pack of them for around $250. We're probably one cycle away from them being completely free.

$50 will nab you a 1024 x 600 IPS display, a 2MP rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera and the latest version of Fire OS. The 7-inch Fire is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, and promises up to "seven hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music."

Amazon also announced a new Fire Kids Edition for $100. It ships with a "kid-proof" bumper, 8GB of storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD) one-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a two-year guarantee.

You can pre-order the 7-Inch Fire and Fire Kids Edition from Both tablets will begin shipping on September 30.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon launched the latest version of its Apple TV competitor -- Fire TV. The set-top box is capable of streaming 4K Ultra HD content, and includes Amazon's version of Siri -- Alexa, for searching weather, sports scores, music and more. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

There is also a Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition with gaming remote and a new $30 Fire TV Stick.

The new Amazon Fire TV is available for pre-order for $99.99 and the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition is $139.99. Both will begin shipping on October 5.

The Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is available for pre-order for $39.99, and it will begin shipping on October 22.

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