It’s been a while since we’ve last seen a mobile device that caters to the very young so it’s mildly surprising to see Amazon make such an announcement in the middle of the year. The Fire HD Kids Edition is advertised to be a tablet designed with kids in mind from the ground up, though it’s actually a Fire HD 6 just flooded with kid-friendly apps and features. As such, kids will be treated to a “real” Amazon-flavored Android tablet, which means parents can probably use them as well when the little ones are asleep.
Amazon says that kids want a real tablet and not a dumbed down toy, though it’s debatable if these kids will actually be able to tell the difference. Regardless, the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is a pretty decent mid-range slate. The “HD” refers to the 1280×800 pixel resolution while the “6” in the base model is for the 6-inch display.
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