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Amazon cuts Kindle Fire HD price to $269

Price cuts include Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE versions of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD has been a great success for the company, offering real competition to Apple's iPad at an affordable price. That price is now becoming even more affordable, as Amazon has announced price cuts to its largest tablet.

Starting today, the base Wi-Fi model of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD will retail for just $269, down from the $299 it used to be priced at. In addition, the 4G/LTE version offers even more savings, down a cool $100 to a price of $399. Sadly, those prices only apply to the "With Special Offers" model, and removing the Amazon ads will tack on $25 for the Wi-Fi version and $15 for the 4G/LTE Kindle Fire HD.

In addition to slashing the Fire's pricing, Amazon also announced an expanded release of the device globally. Previously only available in the US and Canada, the 8.9" Fire HD can now be purchased in the UK, Germany, France, Japan and others. There is no info about possible 4G/LTE plans or Amazon Prime content in those countries, but it will likely vary based on geographic area.


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Omar Qudsi, 2013-03-13 (Update: 2013-03-13)