kindlefirehd269Amazon today slashed its Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ prices and also announced the tablet’s availability in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Due to the expansion abroad, Amazon says that “it is able to lower the price of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in the U.S.” The Seattle online giant reduced the wi-fi version of its largest tablet by $30 down to $269 and reduced the 4G version to $399, which is $100 down from the previous price of $499.

“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,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle, in a press release. “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.”

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  • n8

    Amazingly, 16gb to 32 gb is only $30. An additional 16gb on an ipad costs $100…and yet somehow apple can sell a 16gb ipod nano with a touch screen, processor, hardware, headphones, etc for $149.

    And while I’m on my soapbox, a 4-inch 16gb iphone without a contact is $649 at Verizon and a 9.5-inch ipad with cellular function sells for $649 without a contract….wtf?

  • guest

    Amazon, not Google, is becoming the most disruptive company in technology.

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