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First kids' tablet allows parents to control screen time

Amazon is soon to launch its first ever tablet aimed at kids - the Fire HD Kids Edition.

As well as featuring a more robust build, the tablet gives parents options to help manage screen time and encourage learning goals.

Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition. Credit: Amazon/Business Wire

The tablet also has the option of blocking in-app payments - avoiding the headache of children racking up bills via online games.

Amazon says it also comes with over 5,000 books, movies, TV episodes, educational apps, and games.

Prices start at $149 (£92) but there are no confirmed plans to launch the product in the UK yet.

Amazon's full range of new products

Amazon has announced the imminent arrival of six new devices:

  • Kindle Voyage - the new top-end e-reader is less than 8mm thick and weighs just 180 grams (6.4oz) - £169
  • Kindle - The updated original e-reader featuring double the storage space and a touch display - £59
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 - The new top-of-the-range tablet with better sound and faster graphics - £329
  • Kindle Fire HD - Essentially a smaller version of the HDX, Fire HD comes in two sizes and five colours - £79 for six-inch, £119 for seven-inch
  • Kids Edition - a child-proof Fire HD with options for parents to set time limits on gaming - no confirmed UK launch

Amazon unveils range of new e-readers and tablets

Amazon has unveiled a slew of new devices including updated versions of its popular Kindle e-reader and Fire tablet lines.

The new Fire HDX tablet Credit: Amazon/Business Wire

The online retail giant announced Kindle Voyage, which is says is its thinnest and highest-resolution e-reader yet.

The company also showed off three new tablets for the first time, including a new tablet - the Fire HDX 8.9 - which is in direct competition with Apple's iPad.

It also announced a Kids Edition of the tablet that runs a simplified mobile operating system that is icon-based designed for younger users to take advantage of apps and other media.

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