Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model

New York • Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model. Amazon’s bare-bones Fire tablet is now called the Fire 7. It also promises about an extra hour of battery, or eight hours total, and a display with higher contrast and sharper text. The price remains at $50. The Fire HD 8 model is now $80, rather than $90. Features are largely the same as before. Amazon has found a niche in the tablet market with lower-c...

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