Amazon Announces Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Tablets Now Available in Canada
Dec 07, 2017, 18:25 ET
Fire 7 is thin and light with a 7-inch IPS display, long battery life, and 8 GB storage—only $59.99
Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8-inch HD display with over 1 million pixels, up to 12 hours of battery life, and 16 GB of storage—only $99.99
SEATTLE, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Canada today announced the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets are now available on Amazon.ca. The Fire 7 features a thin and light design, a 7-inch IPS display with high contrast and sharp text, long battery life with up to 8 hours of mixed use, and 8 GB of storage with support for up to 256 GB of expandable storage—all for only $59.99. The Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8-inch HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, up to 12 hours of battery life, and 16 GB of storage with support for up to 256 GB more—only $99.99. Both Fire tablets are available for customers in Canada starting today.
"We think customers should expect more from their tablet—better hardware, more features, access to great content—but shouldn't have to pay a premium for it," said Kevin Keith, General Manager, Amazon Devices. "The Fire 7 is thin and light, with a 7-inch display, long battery life, and 8 GB of storage—for only $59.99. For only $40 more, the all-new Fire HD 8 offers a vibrant 8-inch HD widescreen display, up to 12 hours of battery life, faster performance, and 16 GB of storage. Both tablets are an incredible value we think Canadian customers will love."
For less than $60, Fire 7 features a 7-inch IPS display, with high contrast and sharp text, making books, web content, videos, and more look crisp and colourful. Fire 7 also offers long battery life with support for up to 8 hours, and a choice of 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage via microSD, giving customers the ability to enjoy more videos, music, games, and photos—even while offline.
For only $40 more, Fire HD 8 offers a widescreen 8-inch 1280 x 800 HD display with over a million pixels for a bright, vivid picture. It also includes up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day power, and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, plus up to 256 GB of expandable storage via microSD.
Both of Amazon's latest Fire tablets include:
- Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor—Quickly and easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web without waiting for your tablet to catch up.
- Durability—As measured in tumble tests, Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 are both more durable than the latest generation iPad.
- Front- and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and family with the front-facing camera; take and share photos, and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices.
- Fast Wi-Fi connectivity—dual-band Wi-Fi support.
- Amazon-exclusive features—ASAP, X-Ray, Second Screen, Whispersync, Blue Shade, Prime Video downloads, and more.
- Broad content selection—Enjoy millions of books, games, and apps, as well as over a million songs, movies and TV shows through Prime Music and Prime Video—with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Amazon offers access to millions of books, games, movies, TV shows, and songs through apps and subscriptions like Prime Video, Netflix, Prime Music, Spotify, and more. Fire devices offer free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content, plus all of the exclusive features that customers love. Among others, these include ASAP, which helps you get to the movies and TV shows you want to watch even faster, and Blue Shade, which removes harmful blue light for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience on a tablet.
Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 offer beautiful displays, up to 256 GB of expandable storage via microSD, and all-day battery life, making them the perfect tablets for watching movies, playing games, reading books, listening to music, and much more whether jumping on a plane or heading out on a family trip. Both tablets also support offline downloads for Prime members and Netflix plans, including popular movies and TV shows, so customers never have to worry about being caught without entertainment.
Even Better with Prime
Fire tablet customers that are Prime members have access to popular movies and TV episodes, free game content every month, and much more included as part of their membership. Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In Canada, that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music; a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, and more. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and today, members receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of eligible items, Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in select areas. If customers are not yet members, they can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.ca/prime.
Fire 7 is $59.99 and Fire HD 8 is $99.99—both will start shipping today. Order the new Fire 7 at www.amazon.ca/fire7; order the new Fire HD 8 at www.amazon.ca/firehd8.
Protective covers are also available for Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 in Charcoal Black, Marine Blue, Cobalt Purple, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow colours and can stand in both landscape and portrait orientations. Fire 7 covers are $29.99 and Fire HD 8 covers are $39.99.
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SOURCE Amazon Canada
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