KIndle 8.9’’ now becomes even more cheaper let’s see why
Amazon on Wednesday slashed down the starting price of its big-screen 8.9-in. Kindle Fire HD tablet in the U.S. to $269 for the Wi-Fi one and $399 for the 4G version.The price drops, from $299 for the Wi-Fi one and from $499 for the 4G version, were not a response to snail sales, a Kindle technical service person said. Rather, the company said that it is able to charge a lot less for the 8.9’’ device because it has increased volume of production and has seen reduced price in related costs as the Kindle Fire has gone on sale in Europe and Japan.
“We’re exicted with customer reaction to [the 8.9-in.Kindle Fire HD]. Our consumers tell us they like our big-screen version of Kindle Fire HD for Web browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines and more,” said Dave Limp, V.P for the Amazon’s flagship device, in a statement.Amazon’s 16GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9-in costs $269 which is $230 less than Apple’s closest comparable tablet, the 16GB 9.7-in. iPad with Retina display and Wi-Fi, which sells for $499.
The 8.9-in. device has screen resolution of 1920 x 1200, with 254 PPI, the highest resolution for any of any Kindle Fire. Its battery is rated for 10 hours of charge. The $269 price is for a 16GB Wi-Fi version; a 32GB Wi-Fi version costs only $299. The $399 4G version comes with 32GB of storage and also offers Wi-Fi connectivity. Amazon also has a 64GB version with 4G and Wi-Fi for $499.for the Amazon Kindle product line, in a statement. “As Customerhelptechie increase [sales of the device] to Europe and Japan, we’ve been able to expand our production volumes and decrease our costs. At every step of our business at Amazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the benefits along to our customers.”