The all-new Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8” HD display with over 1
million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with
support for up to 400 GB more via microSD, and up to 10 hours of mixed
use battery life—only $79.99
Introducing always-ready, hands-free access with Alexa on your Fire
HD 8 tablet—simply ask Alexa to play a movie, make a video call, set a
timer, dim the lights, find a recipe, or show your smart home security
camera—using just your voice
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2018--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the next generation Fire HD 8—now
with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With up to 10 hours of
mixed use battery life, the all-new Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8” HD
display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of
internal storage with support for up to 400 GB more, plus hands-free
access to Alexa—only $79.99. The all-new Fire HD 8 is available for
pre-order today at www.amazon.com/firehd8.
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“Fire HD 10 customers love having easy, hands-free access with Alexa and
we’re excited to bring that same experience to the all-new Fire HD 8.
Just ask Alexa to turn on the lights, play a movie, or make a video
call—even when the tablet screen is on standby,” said Kevin Keith, Vice
President, Amazon Devices. “The Fire HD 8 features a beautiful HD
display, a fast quad-core processor, all-day battery life, and more
expandable storage, plus everything you love about Alexa, hands-free and
still only $79.99.”
The all-new Fire HD 8 includes:
Beautiful display—Vibrant 8” widescreen 1280 x 800 high
definition display with over a million pixels and bright, vivid
Fast performance—Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and 1.5 GB of RAM
to quickly and easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse
All-day battery life—Up to 10 hours of reading, listening to
music, watching TV shows or movies, browsing the web, and more.
More expandable storage—16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage,
plus support for up to 400 GB more via expandable storage. Now you can
install apps to the microSD card so you can enjoy even more
entertainment while on the go.
Alexa hands-free—Just ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie,
video call a friend or family member, read an Audible book, answer a
question, show your calendar, control your smart home, and more—using
only your voice, even when your screen is on standby.
Show Mode—A new, immersive hands-free experience for Fire
tablets with full-screen visuals that complement voice responses from
Alexa. Show Mode lets you ask Alexa to see trending news, weather,
movies trailers, camera feeds, and more—all glanceable whether you’re
up close or across the room.
Front- and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and
family with the HD 720p front-facing camera; take and share photos
with the 2MP rear-facing camera, and save them for later with free,
unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire tablets.
Durability—As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is 2x as
durable as the iPad mini 4.
Dolby Atmos Audio—Dual stereo speakers optimized for Dolby
Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos for enhanced realism and dynamic range.
Fast Wi-Fi connectivity—Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless
Amazon-exclusive features—Alexa, ASAP, For You, X-Ray, Second
Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck, Prime
Video downloads, and more.
World’s best content selection—Access to millions of movies, TV
shows, songs, books, magazines, apps, and games—with free, unlimited
cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Screen Sharing—Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through
any feature on your screen, available 24x7, 365 days a year—for free.
Always-Ready, Hands-Free Access to Alexa
With always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa on Fire HD 8, it’s now
even easier to enjoy your favorite entertainment. When connected to
Wi-Fi, ask Alexa to play a song, read aloud an Audible book, launch an
app, or control video playback—simply by using your voice, even when
your screen is on standby. You can even ask Alexa to video call a friend
or family member, adjust the room temperature on your compatible smart
home thermostat, or show your compatible smart home camera.
Fire HD 8 also comes with Show Mode, an immersive hands-free Alexa
experience that offers full screen visual responses that are optimized
to be glanceable whether up close or across the room. Just ask Alexa to
see trending news, weather, your calendar, movie trailers, and more in
full screen visuals that complement Alexa voice responses—or ask Alexa
to play a song, station, or genre and Show Mode displays the song lyrics
on your tablet screen.
You can also pair your Fire HD 8 with the new Show Mode Charging Dock
for an enhanced, always-ready Alexa experience. Simply place your Fire
tablet into the Show Mode Charging Dock and it automatically switches
into Show Mode. The stand holds your tablet at an adjustable angle for
easy viewing while charging it. Pick up your tablet to transition it
back to the portable tablet mode and enjoy your movies, TV shows, books,
apps, and games while on the go. The new Show Mode Charging Dock is only
$39.99, or you can purchase the all-new Fire HD 8 bundled with the Show
Mode Charging Dock at a special introductory discount—starting at only
$94.99 (a $24.99 savings).
Even Better with Prime
Fire tablet customers who are Prime members have access to the best of
Amazon entertainment because Prime is better with Amazon Devices, and
Amazon Devices are better with Prime. Over 100 million paid Prime
members around the world enjoy an unparalleled combination of shopping
and entertainment. In the U.S. this includes unlimited access to
award-winning movies and TV episodes, such as Manchester by the Sea,
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with
Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime
Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals; one free
pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads; and more. Prime
members also receive deep discounts on select popular products at Whole
Foods Market, plus an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items.
Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping, and
members receive Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day
Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns, two-hour delivery with
Prime Now in more than 30 major cities, and unlimited FREE Two-Day
Shipping on more than 100 million items. If customers are not yet Prime
members, they may be eligible for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.
The all-new Fire HD 8 comes in four fun color options: Black, Marine
Blue, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow, and is available for pre-order today
starting at $79.99. Fire HD 8 will begin shipping on October 4; order
the new Fire HD 8 today at www.amazon.com/firehd8.
Fire HD 8 tablet cases are also available in matching colors and can
stand in both landscape and portrait orientations—only $29.99.
In addition to the Fire HD 8, Amazon also today introduced the all-new
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet for $129.99, available for pre-order at: www.amazon.com/firehd8kidsedition.
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition will start shipping on October 4. Amazon also
today announced Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited is now available
in Spanish—for more information, read
this press release.
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