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Entry level Kindle Fire gets 16 GB option and three new colors

Amazon Kindle Fire new colors and 16 GB option April 2016
Amazon Kindle Fire new colors
The $50 USD Kindle Fire can now be acquired in blue, magenta, and tangerine, but those looking for more storage can also get the 16 GB version for $69.99 USD.

Although there are plenty of sub-$100 USD tablets currently in the wild, including ones that use Intel processors, most of them have serious drawbacks. Fortunately, a few such low-priced slates are backed by well-known companies, as it is the case with Amazon's entry-level Kindle Fire. Launched in September 2015, the $49.99 USD Kindle Fire now gets a slightly more expensive version with more storage space, as well as three new color options.

The regular entry-level Kindle Fire has 8 GB of internal storage, while the new variant offers 16 GB. However, this bumps the price a bit as well, taking it up to $69.99 USD. The three color options added by Amazon are blue, magenta, and tangerine. In addition to these changes, there is also a 16 GB version of the Fire tablet for kids. Unfortunately, this goes outside the sub-$100 USD area. The Kids Edition Fire slate comes inside a green case and its price tag reads $119.99 USD.

The other specs of the cheapest Kindle Fire tablet remain the same - 7-inch display with 1,024X600 pixels, 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 2 MP main camera and VGA in the front, 1 GB RAM, as well as microSD support for increased storage space. Although there is nothing special about it, the entry-range Kindle Fire remains a good choice for basic users.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-22 (Update: 2016-04-22)