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Amazon Lowers Price on Kindle Fire HD

March 13, 2013

By Katherine McClosky :: 4:23 PM

Amazon today announced that it will be dropping the price on its 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD tablet.

The prices will be reduced from $299 for Wi-Fi and $499 for 4G to $269 and $399 respectively.

The company has been successful in increasing production volumes of the popular tablet, and has been able to reduce its costs as the device has shown up in European and Japanese marketplaces.

“We’re thrilled with customer reaction to Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Customers tell us they love our large-screen version of Kindle Fire HD for web browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and more,” said Dave Limp, Amazon’s vice president for the Kindle line, in a statement. “As we expand Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ to Europe and Japan, we’ve been able to increase our production volumes and decrease our costs. Across our business at Amazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the savings along to our customers.”

The 8.9-in. Kindle Fire HD has a display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, with 254 PPI, the highest resolution of any of the Kindle Fires. The $269 price applies to the 16GB Wi-Fi version, the 32GB Wi-Fi version will retail for $299. The $399 4G version has 32GB of storage as well as Wi-Fi.

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