Amazon unveils Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, starts $149

Amazon has introduced a brand new lineup of Kindles and Fire HD Tablets. In addition, the company has also launched a tablet which is specifically designed for the kids.


The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablets come in 6 inch and 7 inch variants. One of the key offering by Amazon on these tablet is a “two year nearly everything” guarantee. Moreover, it comes with a year of FreeTime Unlimited all-you-can-eat kids content.

Parents can choose to limit videos and games, but make reading time unlimited. FreeTime blocks stores and in-app payments, so you don’t have to worry about additional expenses. The new Family Library feature, which means two parents and four kids can share movies, books, games and apps, and each person can have their very own profile on the tablet.

The Fire HD 6 and HD 7 comes with soft protective cover and a child-friendly OS with parental settings. It sports similar hardware and software specs as to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. It features a quad-core MediaTek CPU, 8GB of storage, a 2-MP rear and VGA front camera. The tablets boast of a 1280 x 800-pixel display made of durable Gorilla Glass. It will offer up Dolby surround sound 5.1 audio and be powered by Fire OS 4 Sangria.

The Fire HD 6 cost $149 while the HD 7 is priced at $189 respectively. Pre-order has kicked off for both the tablets and  right now and will be available beginning October 21st.  Metis Learning, an education startup that had launched Eddy kids tablet in January this year, recently unveiled the successor Eddy G70 two days back.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+