Amazon Kindle Fire price cut imminent?

Amazon Kindle Fire price cut imminent?The Amazon Kindle Fire remains one of the cheapest Android tablets available (in the US, at least), priced $199.

But there are suggestions that an Amazon Kindle Fire price cut might be on the horizon, in order to pave the way for future models – effectively Amazon Kindle Fire 2s. Or something.

In December last year, shortly after release, the Amazon Kindle Fire was shifting over a million units per week.

More recently, however, sales have started to wane quite significantly. An Amazon Kindle Fire price cut - in the amount of $50, we're hearing - would help clear existing units, ahead of a couple of new models.

DigiTimes’ sources (from the “upstream supply chain”, natch) reckon we’ll see an enhanced 7in Amazon Kindle Fire with a resolution of 1280 x 800 in Q3, priced $199, alongside another 7in model (what the…?) with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and price tag of $149.

We’ve heard rumours of an Amazon Kindle Fire 2 with a larger display, but according to da ‘Times, plans for an 8.9in model have been shelved, while a 10.1in Amazon Kindle Fire might follow in Q4 2012 or Q1 2013.

Salt. Oh, so much salt.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2012 at 14:21

Yeah, but the US prices cannot just be converted.
Getting the Kindle DX ($299) to Ireland from AmazonDOTcom would have cost over €400.

Pondlife  Jun. 19, 2012 at 00:27

Meh US only..

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