Amazon recently lowered the pricing of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. That announcement saw the price drop down to $269 for the Wi-Fi only model and down to $399 for the LTE equipped model. And well, as of today it looks like those considering a purchase of the LTE model can get it even cheaper. That is, assuming you are willing to sign a two-year carrier contract with AT&T.
Basically, AT&T has announced the upcoming availability of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. AT&T has said the tablet will be available beginning on April 5. Those considering a purchase have a few options to consider — pay full retail (through Amazon or AT&T) or go the on-contract route with a purchase through AT&T.
The full retail price, as we learned last week is now $399. The on-contract price will give you a savings of $150 bringing the price down to $249. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will be available for use on the Mobile Share plans which is basically to say that it can be added to an existing account for just $10 per month.
Otherwise, those not on the Mobile Share plan will also be able to grab the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with a regular data plan. These plans begin at $14.99 per month. With that, while the $150 discount would be nice to see, it seems a better option to pay full retail and not worry about the long term commitments. After all, if you pay full retail, you will be able to turn data on and off as needed and that will likely save a few bucks to make up for having to shell out more on the day of purchase.