Amazon is trying to change the game when it comes to low-priced tablets. Earlier this month the company announced the launch of Amazon Fire, a capable seven-inch mobile device to retail at $49.
In fact, they are selling them in six-packs for the family: buy five and get one free. All tablets need Prime services to work, but the company is counting on the devices to introduce you to the music, video and game resources it has.
Amazon’s strategy regarding its new tablet does not center around sales, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. “It’s about trying to enable a lot of their other products, including Prime,” Munster said in a CNBC interview.