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Amazon launches Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet

Bhavika Bhuwalka

Amazon launches Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet

30 Jun 2018: Amazon launches Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet

Amazon has launched the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet for $199.

This is the third device in Amazon's child-friendly tablet lineup after the Fire HD 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition.

The tablet is available for pre-order and will start shipping from July 11. It will be available in blue, pink and yellow color options.

Details: New Amazon kid tablet goes big on size, space

The tablet features a 10.1-inch Full HD display, a quad-core processor, 32GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD), and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The tablet is bundled with a two-year replacement guarantee.

With the upgraded screen size and specs, Amazon wants children to have a tablet with more capacity for graphically intense gaming and big video downloads.

Features: The tablet's UI is more touch-friendly than Amazon's regular tablets

As with its predecessors, the new tablet comes with a kid-proof case.

It features a Parent Dashboard using which parents can limit and track their kids' screen time and usage from afar.

The device is also bundled with a year of free "Amazon FreeTime Unlimited," a service that offers over 15,000 books, videos, apps, and games for children.

Fact: Amazon whitelists tens of thousands of websites, YouTube videos

Kurt Beidler, Amazon's Director of Kids and Family said, "We built our web browser a couple of years ago and it's unlike any other kid-friendly web browser. We whitelist every single website and YouTube video, while others blacklist websites through keyword filters."

Fact: Average age for a child using a tablet is 4

According to Amazon, 73% of kids are using its tablets to play games and 50% to watch TV and movies. Further, nine out of 10 parents want to pre-approve the content on their kids' tablet and not have it chosen by an algorithm.