After attempting to win over customers with costly tablets, Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet will be targeted towards a niche for the budget-conscious users. The online retail company is preparing to present a cheap product with its 6-inch display right before the holiday shopping period. At 50% the cost of Amazon’s present 6” Fire HD product, this new device will be one of the less pricey tablets available in the industry.
The product will be the initial item of a collection that Amazon is getting ready to launch in 2017 that will have also 8” and 10” displays, the latter being bigger than Amazon’s now sold HDX 8.9 device.
Also wearing a 6” display, Amazon’s Fire 6 is these days the merchant’s least costly tablet at only $99, with its screen-saver ads. The product is also offered at under $115 without these ads. Now, it is not yet clear if the new product will have ads.
The review comes out just days prior to Apple’s predicted launch of its plus-size iPad. This new gadget is said to make its first appearance on Sept 9 and will have high-resolution interface and maybe sound system on both ends of the product.
Amazon will experience the task of gaining customers in an industry where attention for slates has decreased, mostly due to restricted improvements and lack of components advancement. The international product industry dropped over 5% during Q2 of 2015.
Tablet selling has been irregular in several areas amongst difficult competitors and user saturation. Amazon released its Fire Phone – its initial smart phone – in the summer of 2014. The high-end device presented 4 front-facing digital cameras that made an interesting 3D design, but it did not spark the interest of consumers or real sales. Three months later its Fire phone release, Amazon had a $170 million charge to destroy the lost value of all unsold smart phones, including that they still have $83 million in stock after that unfortunate period for the company.
Also, in the works of Amazon’s labs is an advanced computer for kitchens, named Kabinet that will perform as a massive hub for an online-connected house, using an identical voice-command operation as Echo, according the reports in the industry. A tablet that offers 3D pictures without the necessity for specialized glasses is stated to be developed right now. This will reduce dramatically the costs needed for clients to experience this kind of images, as opposed to other companies that require extra accessories for it.
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