Amazon drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9 pricing, also launches in Europe and Japan

March 13, 2013
1

It looks like Amazon has a bit of good news for those who had been considering, but have yet to follow through on the purchase of a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Basically, Amazon has announced some additional availability and also lowered the pricing. The tablet is now available in Japan as well as for those in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Perhaps key for those here in the US though, the price cut.

Amazon has announced that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now $269. That price is for the regular Wi-Fi only model and the 4G model has dropped to $399. For those keeping track, that is a drop from $299 and $499 respectively. These price drops should bring a little more appeal, especially for those who may have been considering the 4G model. It is hard to argue with a $100 drop.

Those curious or looking for a bit more information can check out our Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review right here. In terms of specs, the tablet (as implied by the name) is sporting an 8.9-inch display. Perhaps key here, that display is 1920 x 1200 and with a pixel density of 254ppi. Other goodies a dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4470 processor, 1GB of RAM and storage options that vary depending on model.

The Wi-Fi only model has either 16GB or 32GB while the 4G model has either 32GB or 64GB. The 32GB Wi-Fi only model is $299 and the 64GB 4G model is $499. Keep in mind, these prices all reflect the 'with special offers' pricing. Basically that is to say that you will see some advertising on the lock screen or be willing to shell out a few additional dollars to pickup a 'without special offers' model.

[via Amazon]

[device id=3441]


Recent Stories
  • Phone_Junkie

    I love Amazon and I am a Prime member, but… You know what, never mind. These Fire tablets are just not geared toward a person with my taste and expectations in devices. It is what it is.