Amazon has experienced massive success with their $50 Fire tablet and the company has proclaimed that it has sold millions of them. One of the big drawbacks is the lack of memory, it only has 8 GB of storage and you can’t read e-books from the SD card. Amazon has recognized that people are downloading apps, television shows and e-books and have quietly introduced a new variant of the Fire Tablet with 16 GB of memory and it costs $59.
It is currently unknown whether Amazon will phase out the Fire model with only 8 GB of memory, but I think its more likely they will continue to sell the two side by side.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.