Remember that 50-dollar Amazon tablet that we recently told you about? Well, it's no longer veiled in secrecy, as Amazon just made it official. Dubbed the Amazon Fire, it's an entry-level slate with humble specs. We find a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels up front, while a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM will make up the performance part. You can take pictures with the 2MP rear camera and selfies with the VGA front-facing one.
There is 8GB of storage, 5 of which will be available to the user out of the box. Fortunately, you can boost the memory prowess of the Amazon Fire by throwing in a microSD card inside, which can be up to 128GB in size. You also get unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content. The Amazon Fire runs forked Android that is known as Fire OS5 Bellini and comes with none of Google's services or apps aboard. Yet, it ships with Amazon's alternatives, like the Amazon App Store and the online retailer's vast content library.
Undoubtedly, the Amazon Fire is as entry-level as it gets, but the true highlight of the slate is its price tag. Indeed, you will have to shell out "just"$49.99 for the slate, making it as affordable as it gets. Amazon also has an interesting deal in store - a six-pack of Amazon Fire tablets (yes, you read that right) will cost you $249.95, meaning that you pay for five slates and get the sixth one for free.
The slate is up for pre-order and will be released on September 30. Anyone getting it?