Tablets, home automation, Echo … Amazon is preparing for a cascade of announcements on September 28

Amazon has just extended press invitations to attend a virtual event where the e-commerce giant will announce new products, features and services. The invite-only broadcast will take place on September 28, a year to the day after Amazon’s latest announcements made last fall. The invite alludes to various categories of ad types, although no specific product was mentioned.

Still, Amazon’s presentations should first focus on the new Kindle e-reader, announced earlier this month. After seeing Amazon announce a new Kindle and Kindle Kids e-readers, the company has also just announced four new Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets. As a result, Amazon is freeing up time during the invite-only event to focus on other announcements . And as much to say that they should be numerous.

Based on similar events in years past, we can expect Amazon to announce more Echo devices, Alexa improvements, possibly including new home security services, maybe new Ring devices – has the autonomous Ring drone ever taken off? — and maybe a full launch of the dog-like Astro robot. A few years ago, Amazon used a similar event to announce an Alexa-equipped microwave, and a clock that interacted with timers you set via Alexa.

Tablets galore

As for the new Kindle Fire HD 8 models, these range from the standard Fire HD 8 to the Fire HD 8 Kids Pro for older children. Amazon even announced the launch of a Disney Design Bundle this year, with Disney Mickey or Disney Princess cases. All new Fire HD 8 tablets have the same core specs, like an 8-inch HD display, a 30% increase in performance, up to 13 hours of total battery life, and a USB-C charging port. You can get the Fire HD 8 with 32 or 64GB of storage, and all support microSD cards for expanded storage up to 1TB.

The Fire HD 8 Plus features 3GB of memory (up from 2GB on the standard model), 9W wired charging, wireless charging, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids tablets also get a hardware upgrade. The standard Fire HD 8 Kids tablet comes in blue or purple. It’s designed for kids ages 3-7 and comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ and a two-year worry-free guarantee.

The Fire HD 8 Kids Pro tablet is aimed at kids ages 6-12, and comes with a case designed for older kids, plus the same one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription and two-year warranty. years without worry. The Kids Pro tablet has access to Amazon’s digital stores, where kids can search for new apps, books, and games, then send permission requests to their parents if they want to download them.

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