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Kindle Fire HD is on Sale – $169

kindle fire hdIf you're in the market for an Android tablet, head on over to Amazon. The soul-crushing destroyer of publishers' dreams, hopes, and aspirations has  put the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD on sale. You can find the 16GB model for $169, or the 32GB model for $199.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is a 7" tablet with a 1280x800 resolution screen. It's running Amazon's own custom version of Android 4.0 on a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP4460 with Wifi, either 16GB or 32 GB of storage, and an XGA webcam. It features close integration with Amazon’s  Kindle, MP3, video, and app stores.

Something tells me that Amazon is feeling some pain from B&N's clearance sale on the Nook HD and Nook HD+. That sale has been going on for a couple weeks now, and it will continue until the last Nook HD is gone. If I were Amazon I would consider waiting out the sale, but given the new tablets expected to launch in the next few months I don't think Amazon is willing to chance losing customers.

Edit: Nope. This sale ended and was succeeded by a sale at Amazon's retail partners.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on Kindle Fire HD is on Sale – $169

  1. so this is literally a “firesale” 😉

  2. You can’t let tablet inventory sit around for three months in this environment, or you’ll end up marking it down in a big way.

    As for the NOOK “sale”, it’s not a sale as in being temporary. It’s effectively the new price. If I were them, I’d slash prices and keep slashing until they’ve gotten rid of everything. And Amazon will probably follow right after them.

  3. Amazon is probably hoping that they don’t have to follow suit. Knocking $30 off is one thing, but 35% off is suicidal. Amazon may have a reputation for not caring if they make money but even they have a point they don’t dare go past.

  4. If you were them, you would have them give it away for free.

  5. Seriously though, they might not have a choice. The price deflation in android tablets probably hasn’t found a bottom yet. You sell now at $129 or in six months at $70. Look on The top selling tablet is the Nextbook, and that’s going for 69.99 if memory serves.

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