New Fire HD Tablet Aimed during Readers
December 9, 2015 - Kindle Unlimited
If you’re an ebook partner who would only as shortly not have to count on a apart device for reading, Amazon competence have a product for you. The association recently expelled a new Reader’s Edition of a Fire HD 8 tablet.
The unchanging chronicle of a fourth-generation inscription was initial introduced in September. The $250 Reader’s Edition comes with a year’s subscription to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service, that routinely costs $10 a month. The giveaway Kindle Unlimited subscription, though, is mitigated by a cost of a Reader’s Edition, that is $100 some-more than a $150 list cost of a unchanging Fire HD 8.
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The new indication has an 8-inch shade featuring a widescreen 1280 x 800 HD arrangement of some-more than 1 million pixels. Under a hood, it boasts a discerning quad-core processor adult to 1.5 GHz, a rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera, along with 8 GB inner storage and a microSD label container for adult to 128 GB of expandable storage. It comes with a giveaway 30-day hearing of Audible, a audio book use that offers some-more than 180,000 titles.
The new inscription also comes with Amazon’s Blue Shade feature, that uses specialized filters to extent bearing to blue light. The underline also offers gentle tone filters and a ability to reduce a arrangement liughtness to an ultra-low turn for gentle night reading, even in a dim room.
Amazon pronounced a underline can be incited on or off with a singular daub on a Blue Shade discerning setting. Users can also fine-tune their screens’ tone settings as they see fit, and use tone filtering so that blue wavelength light, that is famous to deteriorate sleeping, can be suppressed.
Blue Shade is already accessible for other Amazon Fire tablets, including a new Fire OS Bellini. The Reader’s Edition also comes with a giveaway singular book leather cover. The protecting box opens like a book and folds prosaic for one-handed reading. It can also mount a Fire HD in landscape or mural course to let users review hands-free.
Also in a Reader’s Edition inscription is Word Runner, a underline that keeps a user’s eyes focused on a core of a page and brings any word to where a user is looking. Using what Amazon calls energetic pacing, Word Runner automatically slows down for formidable words, punctuation and divide breaks. It also uses Amazon’s Bookerly font, designed to urge reading on digital screens.
We reached out to Jan Dawson, arch researcher during Jackdaw Research, who told us that a new inscription doesn’t seem to offer most besides already-existing facilities in bundled form, though that competence be adequate to pull new Fire users into a fold.
“By bundling in a year’s subscription to Kindle Unlimited, Amazon is perplexing to get readers bending on a service, so that they’ll start profitable when their year runs out. It also creates it a some-more self-contained present for Christmas,” pronounced Dawson. “It’s really not going to be a barn-burner of a deal, though it competence assistance sell a few some-more devices.”
The Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition is accessible for pre-order now, and is scheduled to start shipping tomorrow.