Amazon has announced the next-generation of its^( , now offering twice the storage and a faster processor, available for pre-order today at $69.99 and shipping June 6th.
The^( , now has 16GB and 32GB storage options, up from 8GB and 32GB. The microSD slot allows for up to 512GB of expandable storage.
“Fire 7 is our best-selling tablet with tens of millions sold,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “For under $70, we’re making it even better for customers with a faster processor and two times the storage, so customers can enjoy even more of their favourite entertainment at home and on-the-go.”
According to Amazon, they claim the Fire 7 is “2x as durable as the latest iPad mini, and stands up against drops, tumbles, spills, and everyday wear and tear.”
Fire 7 offers up to 7 hours of reading, music, browsing the web and watching streaming media. The tablet has 2MP front and rear cameras, supports dual-band Wi-Fi and has 1GB of RAM.
Separately sold Fire 7 cases in Charcoal Black, Sage, Plum, Twilight Blue, and Desert Orange are available, capable of supporting both landscape and portrait orientations for $29.99.
^( , available in Black and Twilight Blue. Pre-orders will get $10 free Appstore credit towards games, apps and more, for a limited time.