The 7-inch tablet Amazon Fire HD 7 went on sale today and will be on sale for a few days in June ahead of Father’s Day, which is on June 21 in the US. For that occasion the Fire HD 7 has been cut from $139 to $99, so now people can spend the money they save on filling the tablet with apps or accessories instead, or just pocket the savings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKPYKWG
The Fire HD 7 has been a bestselling tablet ever since it was released on October 2 and have many colorful options in addition to the regular black or white. This is a 7-inch Android tablet with Amazon’s Fire OS on top of Android, with a HD resolution of 1280 x 800, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, Dolby Audio stereo speakers, a 0.3MP video chat camera on the front, and a 2MP camera on the back, a/b/g/n 802.11 Wi-Fi support, and Bluetooth 4.0 used for pairing with smartphones for cellular Internet access.
The battery life is 8.5 hours long, which is better than average on an entry level 7-inch tablet. And for $99 it’s unbeatable in terms of specs, features, and quality. The Fire tablets rank first in tablet satisfaction surveys for a reason. In February the Fire HD 7 was upgraded with the Firefly feature too, just like the high-end Fire HDX tablets.
Alternative 7-inch tablets are the Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME176) which is a full blown Android tablet, but costs more. Or if someone wants a 7-inch Windows tablet instead, the HP Stream 7 is also available for under $100.
– Jim Miller