Amazon Launches Fire HD Readers Edition at Only $249.99 in Time for Holiday Season

Amazon has a pretty big tablet portfolio. Today the Amazon Fire tablet family got bigger as the company officially introduced the public to the newest member, the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition. As its name suggests, the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition is targeted at the customers who are big e-book fans, being designed to make it easier to read ebooks.

According to Amazon’s press release, the new Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition shares the same hardware platform with the regular Fire HD 8 tablet, but it sports a new feature called Blue Shade. “Blue Shade uses specialized filters to limit exposure to blue light. It also offers warm color filters and the ability to lower the display brightness to an ultra-low level for comfortable nighttime reading—even in a dark room,”reads the Amazon press release. There’s a quick setting button to turn the feature on or off and you can even fine-tune the color settings to your preference.

Besides the Blue Shade feature, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition also comes with a one year Kindle Unlimited subscription for free, which would normally cost you $9.99 per month. Kindle Unlimited offers access to over one million ebooks and thousands of audiobooks. The reading-orientated tablet also packs a limited edition“rustic brown leather case that gives the look and feel of a real book cover and protects the tablet from accidental scratches.”

As I was saying above, the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition has the same technical specifications of a regular Fire HD 8. It packs an 8.0-inch IPS LCD screen with 800 x 1280 resolution, has a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 8 GB internal storage with microSD support up to 128 GB, and 1 GB RAM. On the back there’s a 5 MP primary cam with 1080p video recording support, while the secondary shooter records 720p videos.

Amazon has set the price of the new tablet at $249.99. The device can be pre-ordered from Amazon’s online store with shipments scheduled to start December 9th. You can use the link below to pre-order the tablet:

Pre-order Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition – $249.99.

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