Amazon Introduces Fire HD 10, Kindle Kids Edition, More

Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children

Amazon launches Kindle e-reader aimed at children

Like with Amazon's other Kids Edition bundles, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition includes the new Fire HD 10 tablet, a kid-friendly bumper case with a built-in stand, and a tweaked UI designed for kids. The new Fire HD 10 has a faster processor, a 10.1-inch FHD 1080p display, 2GB of memory, and up to 12 hours of battery life. Without Special Offers, you're looking at $164 for 32GB and $204 for 64GB. Of course, Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is still available hands-free as well.

Wireless connectivity shapes up as 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, there's a 720p webcam to the front and a 2 MP snapper at the back, and users benefit from unlimited free cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire tablets.

There's also Kid-friendly cases to protect the Kindle and these are available in either blue or pink. Like the Fire HD 10, it also ships on October 30. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition also includes a two-year extended replacement program and a year of Amazon's FreeTime service for free. The same hardware, without all those extras, otherwise costs $70, and there are now no plans to offer the Paperwhite or Oasis in Kids Edition versions. FreeTime Unlimited is Amazon's content subscription for kids.

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The new Kindle Kids Edition can be pre-ordered here for $109.99 and starts shipping October 30. However, if you buy two Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets at the same time, Amazon will give you a $50 discount on the total price of the two devices. The FreeTime app allows parents to manage their kids' screentime, in addition to adding age restrictions and removing content. FreeTime is available on the second-generation Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, as well as first and second-generation Fire TVs.

The Kindle Kids Edition comes with a case for the e-reader, a year's subscription to Amazon's Kids Unlimited, including more than 1,000 books, with audiobooks from Audible coming soon. The company also plans to bring the app to select Fire TV Edition smart televisions.

The biggest update, however, is the USB Type-C port for charging.

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