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Amazon slashes price of Kindle Fire HD 8.9, expands shipping to Europe and Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2013 23:55

Amazon slashes price of Kindle Fire HD 8.9, expands shipping to Europe and Japan Amazon has announced today that its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has been launched for Europe and Japan, while U.S. consumers will see a price cut.
Starting today, the 16GB Wi-Fi version will sell for $269, and the 4G model will start at $399. The Wi-Fi model had been selling for $299 and the 4G model had been selling for $499.

In Europe, the nations to get access to the tablet are the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

"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, Vice President, Amazon Kindle via the press release. "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 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 boasts a 1920x1200, 254 ppi display and Dolby audio.

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