September 7, 2015 / 8:00 PM / 4 years ago

Amazon plans to sell $50 tablet: WSJ

Amazon boxes are organized to be delivered in New York July 24, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

(Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to release a $50 tablet in time for the holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The 6-inch screen tablet comes with a mono speaker and is priced much lower than Amazon’s Fire tablet, the cheapest variant of which is sold at $99.

The company was not immediately available for comment.

Amazon also plans to release 8-inch and 10-inch screen tablets, the report said.

While other Amazon Fire tablets show advertisements as screen savers, it was not clear if the new 6-inch tablet’s cost included ads, according to the report.

Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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