May 13, 2020 / 2:41 PM / 21 days ago

Amazon launches three new models of Fire tablet

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020 after Amazon extended the closure of its French warehouses until April 25 included, following dispute with unions over health protection measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched three new versions of its Fire tablets with more storage and faster performance.

The new line up of Fire HD, which includes Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids, will be available online starting at $89.99.

The Fire line of tablets, first launched as Kindle Fire in 2011, was seen as a contender to Apple Inc’s dominance over the tablet market.

Amazon shares were up 2% and smaller rival Roku Inc’s shares were down 1%.

Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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