Amazon is taking preorders for its just-announced second-generation Amazon Fire HD 8 16GB 8" Tablet with Special Offers
with free shipping
. (A 32GB model
is available for $30 more; removing Special Offers adds $15 to the cost of each tablet.) Although that's list price, it's significantly less than the first-generation Fire HD 8, which cost $150 for an 8GB model when it launched last year.
Features include an 8" 1280x800 LCD, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, dual-band 802.11n wireless, and Fire OS 5 (an Android-based OS); an upgrade that will enable Alexa on this tablet is forthcoming. It's due to be released on September 21.