Amazon introduced the most recent upgrades to its lineup of Hearth HD 8 tablets on Wednesday, promising thinner, lighter and sooner fashions with elevated battery life and extra.
Within the race in opposition to different pill makers, Amazon noticed important year-over-year development of 26.9% in market share within the second quarter of 2022. Amazon trails Apple and Samsung, in line with statistics compiled by the analysis agency IDC.
Worldwide pill shipments reached 40.5 million models in the course of the second quarter, IDC reported. Prime Day within the U.S. was credited with giving Amazon better-than-expected numbers — 5.5 million models shipped, up from 4.3 million in Q1.
The brand new Hearth HD 8 options 30% sooner efficiency than the earlier technology with 2GB RAM, in line with Amazon, with as much as 13 hours of battery life and USB-C charging. The pill begins at $99.99.
Hearth HD 8 Plus has 3GB RAM and enhancements to the 5MP rear-facing digital camera. Priced at $119.
The Hearth HD 8 Children is geared towards children ages 3 to 7 and features a one-year subscription to Amazon Children+ and 1000’s of books, video games, movies, and apps. It additionally has a kid-proof case for banging round. Priced at $149.99.
Hearth HD 8 Children Professional is designed for youths 6 to 12 and likewise contains the kid-friendly case and the subscription to Amazon Children+, in addition to entry to a digital retailer the place children can uncover eBooks and apps, or add video games — with permission from dad and mom. Priced at $149.99.
A Disney Design Bundle of the child tablets contains Disney Mickey and Disney Princess circumstances, priced at $159.99.
Amazon additionally introduced that “Faucet to Alexa” is now obtainable on Hearth tablets, enabling prospects to make use of Alexa through contact as a substitute of voice. The function improves entry for individuals with speech and mobility disabilities.
The entire new Hearth HD 8 tablets shall be obtainable for pre-order beginning at present, and start delivery subsequent month.