All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition includes Fire 7 tablet with 16 GB of
storage and 8 hours battery life, a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a
kid-proof case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—still only $99.99
Introducing an 8” HD screen option—the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition comes
with 32 GB of storage and up to 12 hours of battery life, a year of
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-proof case, and a 2-year worry-free
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited now offers over 15,000 age-appropriate
books, videos, educational apps, and games, plus access to over 55,000
hand-curated websites and YouTube videos, plus Parent Dashboard and
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced two new additions to its
best-selling Fire tablet lineup—the all-new Fire 7 Kids Edition and
all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids
Edition tablets are built around three ideas:
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1. Despite best intentions, kids break things—Fire Kids Edition
tablets come with a kid-proof case available in blue, pink or a new
yellow color option, and a two-year worry-free guarantee—if they break
it, send it back and we’ll replace it. No questions asked.
2. Parents don’t want to worry about the bill—Including access to
over 55,000 age-appropriate websites and YouTube videos, plus a year of
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which offers more than 15,000 books, videos,
educational apps, and games that have been curated for
age-appropriateness—at no additional cost.
3. Kids want a real tablet, not a toy—Fire 7 Kids Edition
features a 7” IPS display, quad-core processor, 16 GB of storage with up
to 256 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot, and up to 8
hours of battery life. For only $30 more, Fire HD 8 Kids Edition offers
a 1280x800 widescreen 8” HD display, quad-core processor, 32 GB of
storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot,
and up to 12 hours of battery life.
Fire 7 Kids Edition is $99.99 (a total value of over $225) and is
available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/fire7-kids-edition.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is $129.99 (a total value of over $270) and is
available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/firehd8-kids-edition.
“Our Kids Edition tablets are built from the ground up just for kids and
we’re thrilled to be the #1 best-selling kids tablet in the U.S. today,”
said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids & Family, Amazon. “These new tablets
offer even greater value for our customers with a new 8” HD screen
option, increased battery life and storage, plus more popular FreeTime
Unlimited books, videos, educational apps, and games, and new FreeTime
features like Parent Dashboard and Discussion Cards—all while keeping
our prices incredibly low.”
Endless Fun for Kids
Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition comes with a year of
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-in-one subscription service that
gives kids ages 3-12 unlimited access to over 15,000 age-appropriate
books, videos, educational apps, and games. Kids can enjoy new titles
like Pete the Cat, Cupcake Diaries, Fruit Ninja, LEGO Batman: Beyond
Gotham, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Just Add Magic, and
more—available from popular brands like Disney, Nickelodeon, Amazon
Studios, PBS Kids, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. New titles are
regularly added to the FreeTime Unlimited catalog and parents can add
titles they own into their child’s FreeTime profile, such as Netflix or
Minecraft. FreeTime Unlimited can also be used on Fire Tablets, Kindle
e-Readers, Amazon Fire TV, and compatible Android phones and tablets.
Amazon FreeTime also includes a kid-friendly web browser that provides
kids with controlled access to over 55,000 YouTube videos and websites.
All of the content is kid-friendly and age-appropriate, hand-selected by
the Amazon FreeTime team. Parents can also add additional websites if
they choose to.
All the Tools Parents Want
Over 10 million kids (and their parents) enjoy the award-winning Amazon
FreeTime service, which provides the perfect balance between giving kids
the freedom of choice and unlimited access to the content they love,
while providing parents peace of mind that what their kids are viewing
on their devices is age-appropriate. Amazon FreeTime offers world-class
parental controls that encourage learning before play, and gives parents
the ability to set educational goals and screen time limits by content
type, including innovative features like Learn First and Bedtime.
“Amazon’s Fire Kids Edition tablets strike a remarkable balance between
what kids and parents want in a dedicated kids tablet,” said Stephen
Balkam, Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute. “These tablets
offer age-appropriate digital content that’s both fun and educational
for kids, plus a suite of parental controls and features to help parents
teach kids how to use technology responsibly.”
Additionally, Amazon recently introduced Parent Dashboard and Discussion
Cards, new FreeTime features which offer a whole new way for parents and
kids to connect over digital content. With Discussion Cards, parents can
easily familiarize themselves with the FreeTime content their kids are
viewing, such as books, videos, educational apps, and games to encourage
discussion and engagement with their kids. Discussion Cards are found
within the new Parent Dashboard, a mobile optimized website that also
provides daily activity reports to help parents review the digital
content their kids are using in FreeTime and determine how to manage
time limits and educational goals. Parent Dashboard and Discussion Cards
are available at http://parents.amazon.com.
The Fire Family
Fire 7 Kids Edition is $99.99—order at www.amazon.com/fire7-kids-edition;
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is $129.99—order at www.amazon.com/firehd8-kids-edition.
Both tablets will begin shipping on June 7.
In addition to the Fire Kids Edition tablets, Amazon also today
introduced the all-new Fire 7 and all-new Fire HD 8 tablets. To learn
more about the Fire 7 visit www.amazon.com/fire7;
to learn more about the Fire HD 8 visit www.amazon.com/firehd8.
As a special introductory offer, Fire tablets are available in a
multi-pack option—so that every member of the family can enjoy one. Buy
any three Fire tablets—including the all-new Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire 7
Kids Edition, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition—and save 20 percent.
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