Amazon Announces Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition

Following the announcement of the Fire HD 8 about three months ago, Amazon has officially revealed its latest and greatest product, as well as the latest member joining the Fire HD family, the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition, delivering the company's "best tablet for reading".

The Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition shares the same design elements and specs as the original Fire HD 8 including 8-inch HD display, MediaTek Quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card, 5MP shooter and HD front-facing camera, and deep integration of Amazon-exclusive services.

However, the Reader’s Edition comes with one year of Kindle Unlimited offering users access to over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks, a limited edition rustic brown leather case, as well as a Blue Shade that automatically adjust and optimize the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience.

According to Charlie Tritschler, Amazon Devices Vice President "With an incredibly thin and light design and 8” HD color display, this is the perfect tablet for reading—a year of Kindle Unlimited with access to over a million books, plus innovative new features like Blue Shade—now even more readers can curl up in bed with their favorite stories".

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition is now available to pre-order for $249.99, while the tablet is expected to begin shipping starting December 9.