Amazon Drops 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD Price, Launches in Japan and Europe

While we’ll probably never know how many Kindle Fires Amazon actually sells, (maybe it’s one million, maybe it’s one million and four), the online retailer announced Wednesday it is cutting the price of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD Wi-Fi by 30 bucks to $269. The 4G version falls from $499 to $399.
But wait! There’s more! The big Fire HD is now available in Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and the land of tapas, Spain. According to Amazon vice president Dave Limp, the company has lowered production costs and is putting some of that dough in your pocket. “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,” he said. “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.”
While saving 30 clams is always nice, cutting the price of a 32GB 4G LTE model is good news for anyone looking for an Androidesque tablet at a bargain compared to the $729 you’ll pay for a new 32GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.

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