Whoa, whoa, whoa…
Amazon’s got a new Fire tablet coming out on October 11th. And it looks stunning.
As an author and a reader- and a recent convert to using e-readers– it’s fair to say I’m excited. Amazon has always offered killer price points for their tablets, and the new Fire HD10 appears to be no exception.
Let’s break it down:
- Packs a full HD 1080p display
- 10 hours of battery life
- Always Listening Alexa feature (meaning even if your tablet is off, you can still wake it up with voice commands.)
- Dolby Audio speaker-quality sound
The display, battery life, and sound quality are things we’re pretty much used to from the Fire series. I’d hesitate to call them special. (Although I paid a lot less for my latest Fire than I did back in the day for my similarly-powered iPad.)
The HD10 is all about the ‘Always-Listening Alexa’ feature. A voice-commanded tablet is like using a remote control…but without the remote. And the 10.1″ display means comfortable viewing at a distance even while you’re busy at home. For someone like me who has trouble sitting still for long periods, using Alexa to boss around my less-expensive-than-other-tablets tablet is a deal-maker. Honestly, I need everything in my house to be Alexa-powered – my cat, my six-year old son, my wine…all of it.
Alas, I’ll stick to my tablet for now.
The price is what sells the HD10. The base model 32GB version is only $149.00 (Compare that to Apple’s mini iPad 4, which clocks in at $349.00.) Buyers can step it up to 64GB for $189.00, while both are expandable to 256GB using a microSD card.
More memory. More shows. Mo’ freedom.
You can pre-order the HD10 here.
The official release date is October 11th. Hopefully it’s still available, unlike my much-desired Nintendo Switch, which I still haven’t been able to buy at a reasonable price.
Anyway, I think it’s worth checking out.
And once you get yours, you’ll need something to e-read. I’ve got you covered.