Amazon is seriously trying to get Kindle Fire tablets in the hands of not only every American, but just about everyone around the globe.
The Fire HD 8.9" has a new lower price of $269, and the Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless tablet is listed with a new lower price of $399, prominently displayed on Amazon.com pages featuring the price drop sale.
"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," the online retailing giant wrote in a new press release, continuing on to divulge the sale prices on the Kindle Fire tablets.
"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."
Amazon also explained a bit of the reasoning behind the price drop, pegging their lower costs with increased production as they take over the world.
“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 and Japan, we’ve been able to increase our production volumes and decrease our costs. Across our business at Amazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the savings along to our customers.”