Amazon’s latest product introductions are actually available for sale, not just on pre-order.
We’re talking the low to mid-end Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets, not the beefier and more extravagantly priced HDX variations, due out later this month.
The 6 incher, which needs to fend off voice call-supported phablets sans a SIM card slot, starts at $99 with 8 GB storage and so-called special offers, going for $114 when free of sponsored screensavers. Or $119 and $134 respectively with twice the internal memory.
Meanwhile, the 7-inch flavor, available with free shipping just like little bro, costs $139 and up. Specifically, $139 in an 8 GB/ad-supported configuration, $154 without special offers, and $159 and $179 when carrying 16 GB storage space.
The two don’t resemble standard Google-powered tabs in the slightest, running a heavily modified version of KitKat dubbed Fire OS Mojito. Under the hood, they tout quad-core chips and 1 GB RAM (each), with batteries capable of lasting up to 8 hours, and the displays sport average 1,280 x 800 pixels resolutions.