Thursday, September 6, 2012
Amazon Introduces 8.9-inch, 32GB, LTE Kindle Fire HD for $499
Amazon introduced one last Kindle Fire today, the HD version with LTE capability and 32GB of storage for $499. That's a much better deal than the competition is offering, at least in terms of straight hardware comparisons. People can pre-order that device today, and it ships Nov. 20th. It also comes with a $49.99/year data plan that provides 250 MB of traffic, 20 GB of cloud storage and more. It's a really good value, and CEO Jeff Bezos noted that it runs $410 less than a comparable iPad with data. This is a significant addition to the line up, and maybe the biggest announcement today, in terms of what effect it might have on the tablet market.