Amazon has again expanded its product line up to Canada, Amazon has announced that its Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Tablets are now available in Canada through Amazon.ca.The tablets were previously only available in the U.S. and Canadians previously had to buy from the USA.
Available starting today At a cost of $59.99 CAD respectively.
The Fire 7 comes with a 7-inch display (171ppi), up to eight hours of mixed use battery life and 8 GB of storage (with support for up to 256 GB of expandable storage). A 16GB model is available for $79.99. A micro SD slot allows for expansion to 256GB of storage, while there’s a mono speaker, built in mic, VGA front-facing camera and 2MP rear shooter with 720P video recording capabilities.
The Fire HD 8 Tablet (7th gen) , meanwhile, retails for $99.99 and $129.99 respectively, sports an 8-inch HD display, a quad-core processor, up to 12 hours of battery life and 16 GB of storage (with support for up to 256 GB of expandable storage). A 32GB model is available for $129.99. There’s a VGA front camera and same 2MP rear camera as the Fire 7 for 720P video recording.
Both tablets feature a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, front- and rear-facing cameras and support free, unlimited cloud storage from Amazon for all photos taken on Fire devices. Both also have protective covers available in Charcoal Black, Marine Blue, Cobalt Purple, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow, priced at $29.99 for Fire 7 and $39.99 for Fire 8 HD.
“We think customers should expect more from their tablet—better hardware, more features, access to great content—but shouldn’t have to pay a premium for it,” said Kevin Keith, general manager of Amazon devices in a press statement. “Both tablets are an incredible value we think Canadian customers will love.”
The market for Android tablets isn’t nearly as popular as it was just a few short years back, but Amazon’s Fire series continues to offer the best tablets for people who don’t want to spend more than $200. The Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 are Amazon’s two most affordable tablet options, and starting today, December 7, are now available for purchase in Canada.
The Fire HD 10 with 1080p display still remains in the U.S., but hopefully it will eventually land in Canada, along with Fire 7 and Fire 8 HD Kids Editions, which come with a no questions asked two year replacement warranty, if it breaks.