Amazon just dropped a whole slew of news this morning, kicking things off with the latest iteration of its Fire HD tablet line. The high-speced budget tablet comes in two varieties – 8- and 10.1-inches, both screens falling comfortably into the HD range.
Also on-board are a pair of Dolby Audio speakers and quad-core processors that max out at 1.5 GHz. The slates naturally run the latest version of Fire OS – the fifth version of the skinned-up Android sports the name Bellini, bringing with it a new interface and "hundreds" of new features packed into a 7.7-millimeter frame.
The latest Fire HD is also the first tablet to sport the company's new Amazon Underground app store, offering up a slew of free apps and games, totaling over $10,000, according to Amazon's estimates. Thankfully the expandable microSD storage will help out a bit on that end.
The standard Amazon features are here as well, including parental applications like Amazon FreeTime, Mayday video support, and contextual features like X-Ray.
The 8-inch version comes in black, magenta, blue, and organge, while the 10.1-inch model is available in simple black and white. They'll run $150 and $230 when they start shipping on Sept. 30.