Tablet sales are plummeting, but Amazon hopes you’ll buy its new dirt-cheap models anyway

Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon has unveiled a pair of new tablets today that, while we all know tablet sales in general are sinking like a stone, the company hopes might nevertheless still hold some appeal for casual, budget-minded buyers.

Amazon's newly announced Fire HD 8 tablet, for example, costs just $80 and sports an upgraded camera as well as hands-free Alexa. That's the same price as last year's model, but it comes with the addition of a 2MP front-facing camera that can handle 720p video, as well as either 16 or 32GB of storage with support for as much as 400GB more via a microSD card. The internal specs, however, are unchanged from last year's edition of the tablet.

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