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Why is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD cheaper?

I'm wondering how the Amazon Kindle Fire HD manages to be cheaper than the Google Nexus 7 ... or to put it another way ... has double the GB storage for the same price. Am I right to be suspicious? ;)

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Oct. 30, 2012 at 13:51

The Amazon devices are all about the content and the features that that tie in provides, not profit on the tablets. Don't think for one minute that the Fire HD is just another Tablet. Amazon have tweaked Android to the extent that it doesn't bear much resemblance to stock Android any more. Amazon's view is that they will make their money out of the content provision, Google still want to make 'some' money on the hardware whereas Amazon will break even.

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mrew42  Oct. 30, 2012 at 13:51

The Amazon devices are all about the content and the features that that tie in provides, not profit on the tablets. Don't think for one minute that the Fire HD is just another Tablet. Amazon have tweaked Android to the extent that it doesn't bear much resemblance to stock Android any more. Amazon's view is that they will make their money out of the content provision, Google still want to make 'some' money on the hardware whereas Amazon will break even.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 30, 2012 at 14:32

Mrew is right. Though some 'analysts' reckon Amazon have overdone it - thus last week's embarrassing picking on iPad mini LOL

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 15:57

Also the specs aren't as good on the Kindle fire comapred to the Nexus, the dual core OMAP 4460 gets pummeled by the Tegra 3

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 17:40

Thought the prices were now equal for each capacity, were you looking at pricing before yesterday?
The fire hd still has better speakers and a few nice features on top but without access to Google Play it's app availability is rather more limited. Though it does now have netflix in uk.

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