I just received word of some big developments for Amazon’s biggest Kindle Fire HD model, the 8.9″ In the U.S., you can now buy the WiFi model starting at $269 – a $30 drop from the previous price of $299. The 4G model is available starting at $399 – $100 cheaper than the previous price of $499.
In addition, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is now available in the UK, German, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Here is the text of the press release:
|Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in Europe and Japan; Introduces New, Lower Price|
|Largest-display, highest-resolution version of Amazon’s best-selling tablet now available in Europe and Japan
New, lower price for Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in the US — starting at just $269 for Wi-Fi and $399 for 4G
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 13, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced that Kindle Fire HD 8.9” — the large-screen version of its best-selling tablet — is now available in the UK, Germany,France, Italy, Spain and Japan. With the expansion of Kindle Fire HD 8.9” to Europe and Japan, Amazon also announced it is able to lower the price of Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in the US, with the Wi-Fi version now starting at$269 and the 4G version starting at $399.
“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. “As we expand Kindle Fire HD 8.9” to Europe andJapan, we’ve been able to increase our production volumes and decrease our costs. Across our business atAmazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the savings along to our customers.”
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is the highest-resolution, largest-display Kindle Fire. Designed for entertainment, it is perfect for web, apps, movies, games and magazines. Features include:
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is available starting today at this new low price at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd.