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Old 09-06-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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Amazon Announces New Fire HD 8 Tablet

Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa Hands-Free

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The all-new Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8” HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with support for up to 400 GB more via microSD, and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life—only $79.99

Introducing always-ready, hands-free access with Alexa on your Fire HD 8 tablet—simply ask Alexa to play a movie, make a video call, set a timer, dim the lights, find a recipe, or show your smart home security camera—using just your voice
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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2018-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced the next generation Fire HD 8—now with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life, the all-new Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8” HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with support for up to 400 GB more, plus hands-free access to Alexa—only $79.99. The all-new Fire HD 8 is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/firehd8.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...0906005525/en/

“Fire HD 10 customers love having easy, hands-free access with Alexa and we’re excited to bring that same experience to the all-new Fire HD 8. Just ask Alexa to turn on the lights, play a movie, or make a video call—even when the tablet screen is on standby,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “The Fire HD 8 features a beautiful HD display, a fast quad-core processor, all-day battery life, and more expandable storage, plus everything you love about Alexa, hands-free and still only $79.99.”

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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Nice price, but I'd rather stick with the devil I know (Google) then switch to a new one (Amazon.)
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Yay!! I'm not in the market for a new Fire since I have an old version, and honestly like some of its features offered back then even if it's slow, but I rarely use it other than for digital comics, digital cookbooks and color needs.

I'm salivating waiting to hear - and hopefully not be disappointed - of any new released e-ink models this year. Here's hoping but you never know. They are trying to push their Alexa devices quite a bit, which gives a bit more incentive to release another fire that supports it, so that doesn't necessarily guarantee other e-reader releases.
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I hate Alexa... keep mine turned off Amazon Still manages to send updates thru

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Things get better and better!

I have seriously thought about the new Fire HD with stand alone Alexa, but still we have so many devices in the house, I just have balked at adding to the collection without some major breakthrough. This is cheap enough that maybe it comes under the oh-hum category. This will be especially so when the sales come at Thanksgiving.
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Hate it so much you refuse to use it's actual name?

Ignore me, I'm in one of my weird humor moods. Must be because of the heat in here - the office AC is not working.

I don't have Alexa personally. It's a cool seeming device but it's not something I'd actually use. Unlike most people, I don't use the services it offers for my music, being an 8Tracks subscriber and old fashioned MP3 player lover instead. I have a retro radio setup in my kitchen if I ever want to turn on the music outside my computer room where I usually camp (with surround speakers) anyway, so I don't see any benefit for me personally. I use Roku and not the Firestick so that's not compatible either, and I don't mind old fashion remote controlling.

It's nice that this supports this for users, though, and if I ever actually get into it.
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I don't use Firestick it wont work at my house. Yet Ruko & Vudu work great.

Funny how folks complain about Amazon taking over ebooks & such Yet Jump on other Amazon devices like they gods gift...
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I don't use Firestick it wont work at my house. Yet Ruko & Vudu work great.

Funny how folks complain about Amazon taking over ebooks & such Yet Jump on other Amazon devices like they gods gift...
I like Amazon and technology advancements if I actually get a use out of them -- me, the speakers look too small on these devices to be any music benefit even if I did listen to the services they offered.

We've had a few Rokus over the years and I really enjoy them, so I have no desire to change to the stick right now.

I also love the Android system with Google and their phones, so have no desire to try another phone either. We work with what suits us I guess.
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Ignore me, I'm in one of my weird humor moods. Must be because of the heat in here - the office AC is not working.

I don't have Alexa personally. It's a cool seeming device but it's not something I'd actually use. Unlike most people, I don't use the services it offers for my music, being an 8Tracks subscriber and old fashioned MP3 player lover instead. I have a retro radio setup in my kitchen if I ever want to turn on the music outside my computer room where I usually camp (with surround speakers) anyway, so I don't see any benefit for me personally. I use Roku and not the Firestick so that's not compatible either, and I don't mind old fashion remote controlling.

It's nice that this supports this for users, though, and if I ever actually get into it.
Picture this. Early in the morning or late at night, dark outside, still in the bed, eyes bleary and still shut, muscles stiff, "Alexa what time is it? Alexa what is the weather? Alexa set an alarm for: ,
Alexa Fox News, Alexa CNBC , Market news, bitcoin, Cancel, Alexa play Simple Man.",
and so on.

You never have to move or open your eyes.

I will go into the music, etc., in another post.
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Picture this. Early in the morning or late at night, dark outside, still in the bed, eyes bleary and still shut, muscles stiff, "Alexa what time is it? Alexa what is the weather? Alexa set an alarm for: ,
Alexa Fox News, Alexa CNBC , Market news, bitcoin, Cancel, Alexa play Simple Man.",
and so on.

You never have to move or open your eyes.

I will go into the music, etc., in another post.
Picture this. Alexa, get dressed and go to work for me
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Sadly, the new machine doesn't come close to the resolution of the old Fire HDX 7. The site claims the new one has 189 ppi, while the old HDX 7 has over 300 ppi. I'd love to get a new Fire, but not until the new one is at the level of the old one!
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I'm still wondering why this is being announced as if it was a major change. Other than the built-in Alexa, what is the difference between this Fire HD 8 and the 2017 Fire HD 8? We've added an Alexa app is big news?
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It has a better front facing camera.

http://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-intro...-front-camera/

The hands free Alexa mode lets the tablets work as voice actuated video phones so the camera boost is noteworthy because it now matches most of the features of the Echo Show, which sells for $129.

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