A few weeks ago we reported that Amazon was developing a very affordable entry level Fire tablet. In order to offer this device for the $50 price point the Seattle company had to sacrifice performance. Today, we have new information that breaks down the specs.
The new six inch entry level Kindle Fire could has a six inch screen and has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. This is a bit of a downgrade from last years six inch model, which had a resolution of 1280 x 800.
Underneath the hood on the upcoming 2015 six inch tablet is a quad-core ARM cortex-A7 processor with Mali-450 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage. You will be able to snap pictures with the rear facing 2MP camera or access on-demand video chat via the 0.3MP front camera.
I guess Amazon is trying to offer such a ridiculously cheap tablet that you could buy for your kids and not think twice. Maybe there is a student in your household, that could also benefit from this, without having to worry about it being lost or stolen. In the end, this is affordable because Amazon knows you will buy e-books, apps, magazines, newspapers and buy videos.
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.