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Amazon’s new Fire tablet to cost $50 US

Media | 09/17/2015 5:54 pm EDT

Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will release a new Fire tablet, priced at $49.99 US. Amazon said in the press release that the tablet’s operating system, Fire OS 5 Bellini, has an updated user interface and screen-sharing capabilities for when users need to get in touch with customer care or tech support. The tablet includes 128 GB of storage, the company said. “Today, we’re taking another step in our mission to deliver premium products at non-premium prices,” Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO said in the release. “The all-new Fire features a quad-core processor, is incredibly durable, and is backed by the Amazon content ecosystem, the new Amazon Underground, and Amazon customer service with Mayday Screen Sharing. Fire sets a new bar for what customers should...