Amazon Fire Tablet Now Available in China

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Amazon today announced that Fire, its fastest-selling tablet ever, is now available to customers in China for just RMB 499 Yuan.

With access to hundreds of thousands of Kindle books and with English language learning features like Word Wise, Fire is an easy and affordable option for customers who want to read or learn English. Amazon China also today announced an agreement with Baidu, a leading internet services company, to provide a search, apps, and online video experience on Amazon tablets in China.

“We’ve already sold millions of Fire tablets since launch, and we’re excited to now make it available to customers in China,” said Neil Lindsay, Vice President, Amazon Devices.

“With millions of readers already using Kindle e-readers in China, we’re excited to now offer another incredibly affordable option, particularly for customers learning to read English. With tools and features like Word Wise and Blue Shade, plus a large selection of Chinese and English content, we think readers will love the new Fire tablet.”

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Fire is Amazon’s fastest-selling tablet ever, with millions sold since launch. Here’s what people are saying about Fire in the US:

  • “For definitive proof that Apple’s iPads are woefully overpriced, look no further than Amazon’s Fire tablet.” – Fortune
  • “$50 of incredible value.” – Engadget
  • “Amazon’s $50 Fire Is the Paperback of Digital Entertainment,” – WSJ
  • “For $50, the Amazon Fire is practically a stocking stuffer, and an excellent choice for first-time tablet users.” – PC Magazine
  • “Considering its price, sturdy build, and long battery life, the Amazon Fire is a no-brainer, especially for anyone who doesn’t have a tablet yet.” – Computer Shopper