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Amazon launches Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition with free Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon is returning to its bookish roots with a new tablet aimed squarely at readers.

The Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition comes with an old-school leather case and a year’s free subscription to Kindle Unlimited, literature’s answer to Netflix.

It’s also the first Amazon slate to come with ‘blue shade’ mode – a setting for night time reading – out of the box.

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The retail giant brought the ‘blue shade’ feature to its existing devices via a recent software update.

Besides the leather cover and free Kindle Unlimited subscription, the device is identical to the original Fire HD 8, with a 1280×800 display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 5-megapixel camera on the rear.

It’s no iPad killer, but ticks all of the right boxes if you need a tablet solely for e-books.

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