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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Gets Price Cut in US, Launches in Europe and Japan

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Quick, what are the top smaller than 10-inch tablets money can buy nowadays? Apple’s iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 7, say you? What about Amazon’s new Kindle Fires? True, they’ve never seemed to offer the best bang for the buck, but that’s what price cuts are for.

The latest brings the Fire HD 8.9 down to a $269 starting point, which is not that bad. That’s $30 less than before, but of course you’ll have to make due with 16 GB of internal storage. And you’ll need to live with special offers and sponsored screensavers.

To get rid of those, you only have to cough up 15 bucks extra, while the 32 GB version now goes for $299 with and $314 sans special offers.

Still not sold on Amazon’s “deals”? Well, how about this – you can get the 4G LTE-enabled Fire HD 8.9 for $100 bucks less than the initial list price. That’s $399 with 32 GB of storage and special offers, $414 without ads and $499 and $514 with double the internal memory.

In other news, the 8.9-inch tablets have made their much awaited debut outside the US yesterday. Amazon’s local branches in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan have begun selling the Fire HDs, so Apple and Google had better be watching their backs.

<Source: The Verge>

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