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Amazon Aim New Tablets At Kids

Amazon has announced a slew of new tablet devices including a child dedicated reading device promising multi-week battery life and a kid-friendly case, all for $109.99 USD.

The Kindle Kids Edition is an electronic reading device designed specifically for children, to allow young readers to swap out heavy books for a lightweight tool they can use on the go or at home.

Currently available for preorder from Amazon’s website with a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited for access to kids’ TV shows and movies, though there is currently no word yet on Australian availability for the Kindle Kids Edition.

Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids and Family, Amazon said the Kindle Kids Edition adds some exciting features to make ‘reading fun’ like ‘achievement badges to help motivate readers to complete the next chapter’ or other tools ‘to help early readers build their reading and comprehension skills’.

A specially designed kid-friendly case is also available in a selection of patterns and colours, from blue, pink to Rainbows and bird designs.

The announcement comes alongside the update to the Amazon Fire HD tablet, which is also available in a kid-friendly model, both including an updated USB-C port.

The Fire HD 10 is available for preorder in Plum, Twilight Blue, Black and White, from Amazon’s website for $149.99 (USD), though no word yet on Australian availability.

Built with a new octa-core 2.0 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM, app switching and movie streaming is even better on the 10.1-inch full HD widescreen display.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, available for preorder from Amazon for $199 (USD), includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-proof case and adjustable stand in either blue, purple or pink.

Both devices sport up to 64GB of storage plus free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire tablets.

“Whether immersed in a good book, playing a game or snuggled up watching a family movie, kids can enjoy fun content in an experience built just for them,” said Mr Beidler.

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