Amazon finally brings Alexa to the Fire tablet
While Apple and others are struggling a bit to interest new customers in tablets (and existing ones in upgrading the hearty devices), Amazon has been happily selling a line of extremely low-cost Android devices featuring its own Fire OS.
The strategy has vaulted Amazon into the Number 3 spot in tablet shipments and now the company is targeting the iPad mini with the Amazon Fire HD 8, a new $89.99 8-inch model that also includes the Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
To put that price tag in perspective, Apple currently sells its base, 16 GB iPad mini 4 for $399 (the mini 2 starts at $269). Read more…