Amazon announces refreshed Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets

Amazon Fire TV devices are up to $50 off for Prime members

2x the storage-Fire 7 is now available with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, plus support for up to 512 GB of expandable storage via microSD card.

The upside is that Alexa can now be triggered more easily on the Fire 7, as you just need to shout out the digital assistant's name. Reading a book, watching a movie, or simply browsing the web is absolutely possible, while the Fire 7 tablet will drag its foot in anything more demanding than that. You can also get it in a two-pack for $149.99. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can save up to $50 on Fire TV devices right now. "As a special introductory offer, customers who purchase an all-new Fire 7 before June 6 will receive a $10 credit to buy popular apps and games from the Amazon Appstore", says Amazon.

The new Fire 7 tablet is available in black, sage, plum, and twilight blue - the last three are new colors.

Along with those extra additions, there's also 7-inch IPS display, seven-hour battery life and front and rear cameras.

The front-facing camera features one of several other changes: it has come up from VGA resolution to 2MP, making it possible to video chat with friends at 720p.

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Fast Wi-Fi connectivity-Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless video streaming.

"Fire 7 is our best-selling tablet with tens of millions sold", said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices.

Screen Sharing-Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year-for free.

Amazon will also continue to offer a $99 "kids" version of the tablet, which comes with a two-year no-questions-asked guarantee, a rubbery case and a year's worth of Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited subscription content service. The new entry-level Fire device gains a faster processor, has twice the storage of its predecessor - up to 16GB from 8GB - and comes in all-new color options.

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