Available today: Amazon Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

The Fire series from Amazon, which once belonged to the Kindle reader, is now being given a new version as a tablet device. Because today is the market launch of tablets Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. As the name suggests, the latter is a model specially designed for children in terms of structure and system. Parents can restrict the use of the children's tablet via web control - directly from their smartphone, computer or their own tablet computer. Technical data of the individual devices, the prices and the links to the product pages can be found below.

Amazon Fire HD 8 (Plus) and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition - here you will find technical data and prices for the new tablets with Alexa, Kindle and other offers. 3rd June 2020

Amazon Fire HD 8 (Plus) and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition - here you will find technical data and prices for the new tablets with Alexa, Kindle and other offers.

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet

With the new Fire HD 8 from Amazon, you get a tablet with an 8-inch display, a resolution of 1.280 x 800 pixels and a choice of 32 GB or 64 GB of storage (expandable to 1 TB with an SD card). As with the previous models of the last few years, this one also comes with further options for 2020; namely "with special offers" and "without special offers". These are sponsored screensavers and offers that appear on the lock screen. If you don't want such advertising, you have to pay more. 

Product page: Buy the tablet here from € 99,99

In addition to the Kindle app for reading eBooks and the Audible app for audiobooks, the Play Store for the Android system is also available with Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter, games and more. The big difference to regular Android tablets (besides the small price) is the structure of the system by start page, books, videos, games and apps as well as music. Because Amazon Music and other apps for playing music can also be installed and used on the device. 

The prices are as follows:

Fire HD 8 with 32 GB Fire HD 8 with 64 GB
With special offers 99,99 € 129,99 €
Without special offers 114,99 € 144,99 €

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet

The Plus model offers the same display diagonal of 8 inches or 20,3 cm - and also the same resolution of 1.280 x 800 pixels. The "plus" results from more RAM (3 GB instead of 2 GB) and the possibility of charging the tablet wirelessly. For that it will on the product page also offered with a charging dock, where you can continue reading, watching videos and listening to music while the battery is being charged wirelessly. The price for the plus in RAM and loading options naturally costs a little more money. Oh yes, as a Siri user I almost forgot: Amazon Alexa can of course also be used with the new tablets;) 

Here are the prices for the different versions of the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus:

Fire HD 8 Plus with 32 GB Fire HD 8 Plus with 64 GB
With special offers 119,99 € 149,99 €
Without special offers 134,99 € 164,99 €

The new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

The children's version of the tablets described above will also have a market launch on June 3, 2020. The new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet has a thick, rounded cover (optionally in blue, pink or purple), thanks to which the device and the children are protected. A folding stand in the case ensures that the tablet can be set up at an angle. A wide variety of child-friendly content can be used for reading, playing and learning. These are designed for age groups from 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Further details, information on child safety and alternatives (with 7 inch or 10 inch display) are available on the official product page.

The prices of the tablets of different sizes are as follows (7 and 10 inches will not be available until later):

  • Fire 7 Kids Edition: € 69,99
  • Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: € 134,99
  • Fire HD 10 Kids Edition: € 199,99
Fire HD 8 tablet, 8 inch HD display, 32 GB, black, with advertising, for entertainment on the go
  • 8 '' HD display, double storage space (32 or 64 GB internal storage and up to 1 TB expandable storage space ...
  • Read up to 12 hours, surf the Internet, watch videos and listen to music
  • Now with a USB-C port for faster charging. Fully charges in less than 5 hours (via the ...
Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, 8 inch HD display, 32 GB, slate gray, with advertising | Our best...
  • 8 '' HD display, double storage space (32 or 64 GB internal storage and up to 1 TB expandable storage space ...
  • Longer battery life + wireless charging - Read for up to 12 hours, surf the Internet, watch videos and listen to music ...
  • Now with a USB-C port for easier charging. Fully charges within 4 hours (via the ...
Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet | From preschool age | 8-inch HD display, 32 GB, blue case suitable for children
  • Fully equipped tablet (not a toy) with 8-inch HD display and child-friendly cover, child safety, 2 years ...
  • 2 years worry-free warranty: Should the device break down, we'll replace it for free.
  • Strong parental controls: You decide when, for what and for how long your child will use the tablet and thus create a ...
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