Amazon Refreshes Android-Powered Fire HD 10 Tablet, Now just $149

Amazon Refreshes Android-Powered Fire HD 10 Tablet, Now just $149

Amazon Refreshes Android-Powered Fire HD 10 Tablet, Now just $149

To entice shoppers into buying the new tablet, Amazon also added a faster processor, increased the battery life and cut the price to $150, from $230 for the 2015 model.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is available to pre-order now, and it will ship starting October 11 (US link and United Kingdom link).

The Amazon Fire HD 10 comes in three colors, black, marine blue and punch red. As it name implies, you don't have to be physically holding the Fire HD 10 to invoke Alexa.

While Apple launched a 4K TV last week as part of a much-hyped September hardware announcement, Amazon quietly stopped selling its Fire TV platform amid reports it has been developing new TV products, one of which potentially integrates the Alexa virtual assistant, according to The Verge and several other published reports.

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Last year Amazon brought Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, to Fire tablets making it even easier for you to enjoy endless entertainment by simply pressing a button and asking. The new Fire HD 10 is 30% faster with 2x the RAM and an ultra-fast quad-core processor, plus 32GB internal storage and up to 10 hours of battery life for only $149.99. As usual, Amazon content and photos can go in the cloud with no limits, and if that's still not enough for your digital hoarding habit, there's also a microSD card slot on deck.

More notably, the Fire HD 10 features hands-free Alexa that lets you summon Amazon's personal assistant with just your voice. There are also a few protective cases on sale through Amazon for £25.99 (about $35) that allow you to prop up the tablet to watch video.

"The $149.99 device includes a 10.1" widescreen 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over two million pixels (224 ppi). If you've got a Nest, Ring, or Arlo camera, you can ask to see what they're seeing, directly on the Fire HD 10.

Dolby Atmos Audio-Custom-tuned, dual stereo speakers for immersive and high-quality sound. If you don't want those, you're looking at $164.99 for the 32GB or $204.99 for the 64GB. If the device is used primarily for streaming shows and movies, recent content will pop up in that section along with recommendations from Amazon. I already own an iPad, but this new one is really affordable, and now that it's endowed with Alexa's voice controls, it only makes the tablet a greater vealue.

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