Amazon has announced the launch of the latest tablet in its Fire range, promising faster performance together with access to the company’s new voice-based assistant, Alexa. The Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, rear- and front-facing cameras as well as a claimed 12 hours of battery life (4,750 mAh). The USD 89.99 device comes with 16 GB of storage plus support for up to 200 GB more via a microSD card and runs Fire OS 5, the latest version of Amazon’s Android-based, content focused mobile OS.
Alexa, the company’s cloud-based voice service, means users will be able to just press and ask to play music, launch games, read audiobooks, and more. Amazon said the feature will be rolled out via an upcoming software update. The Fire HD 8 is available in black, magenta, blue and tangerine and can be pre-ordered now for delivery starting 21 September.