Amazon to offer $99 Kindle Fire HD [RUMOR][UPDATE]


In a tablet market where manufacturers are competing more and more on price, Amazon might have a $99 trump card up their sleeve. According to a new report, the retailer will soon offer a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD at just below $100. The tablet will sport a TI processor and 1280 x 800 display, specs not unlike those available in the current $199 model.

It could be that Amazon is simply cutting the price of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, as they recently did with the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. That tablet’s LTE version dropped from $499 to $399, while the WiFi edition saw more modest savings. It could also be a version subsidized with “special offers.” If the low-cost 7-inch slate is a new model, how the specs will vary from the current generation is unknown.

The 7-inch tablet range has seen its fair share of quality offerings below $200, but offering a $99 tablet could push Amazon’s sales numbers ahead of the pack.

Update: An Amazon spokesperson has extinguished rumors of the $99 Kindle Fire, stating simply, “It’s not happening — we are already at the lowest price points possible for that hardware.” So that’s that.

[via TechCrunch]

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  1. Yep, yep! Lets get these tabs to $99 for smalls and $199 for larges.. then we have useful devices IMO… iPad at $500-900 3 years later is so laughable it makes me want to vow nuclear war on Apple not the other way around

  2. I wish the same happens with subsidized cell phones. How about $99 for the highest-end phones and take nonsense out of contract war?

  3. Ipad is a toy it’s worth $300 at best because of the build. Android tablets $100-$250 sounds about right. Apple is the past. Contracts should go the way of the beta max they are obsolete.

  4. Good deal for $99

  5. That’s funny because I really wasn’t going to bother upgrading my Kindle Fire to the HD model because it seemed that, versus the $199 Nexus 7, it really wouldn’t have been a good buy. But at $99, I would consider trading in my OG Kindle Fire AND getting a Nexus 7.

    If this is true, I’d like to see if Google lowers the OG Nexus 7 in price to $99 in time for the newer models.

    Competition is good.

  6. If I can get the HD for $99 I’ll be grabbing one and handing my OG Fire to my wife.

  7. I would get 2 …

  8. Is it easy to hack the Kindle Fire HD (Root + install any custom ROM)?

    1. Not sure about any custom ROM because of hardware limitations, but you can.

  9. Amazon has the best prices on all of the Kindle Fire Models! Check it out Here!!!

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