Amazon has aÂ 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 Readerâ€™s Edition. As its name suggests, the Fire HD 8 Readerâ€™s Edition is targeted at the customers who are big e-book fans, being designedÂ to makeÂ it easier to read ebooks.
According to Amazonâ€™s press release, the new Fire HD 8 Readerâ€™s Edition shares the same hardware platform with the regular Fire HD 8 tablet, but it sports a new feature called Blue Shade. â€œBlue 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 readingâ€”even in a dark room,â€reads the Amazon press release. Thereâ€™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, theÂ Amazon Fire HD 8 Readerâ€™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 overÂ oneÂ million ebooks and thousands of audiobooks.Â The reading-orientated tablet also packs a limited editionâ€œrustic brown leather case that gives the look and feel of a real book cover and protects the tablet from accidental scratches.â€
As I was saying above, the Fire HD 8 Readerâ€™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 GHzÂ processor, 8 GB internal storage with microSD support up to 128 GB, and 1 GB RAM. On the backÂ thereâ€™s a 5 MP primary cam with 1080pÂ video recording support, while the secondary shooter records 720p videos.
AmazonÂ has set the price of the new tablet at $249.99. The device can be pre-ordered from Amazonâ€™s online store with shipments scheduled to start December 9th.Â You can use the link below to pre-order the tablet: