Amazon trims price of large-screen Kindle Fire
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Amazon.com on Wednesday ramped up its challenge to Apple's iPads by trimming the price of its large-screen Kindle Fire and making the tablets available in Japan and Europe.
The online retailer cut US$100 (S$125) from the price of the Kindle Fire HD with 8.9-inch screens and connectivity to the latest-generation wireless telecom networks, giving the tablets a starting price of US$399.
A version of the Kindle Fire HD that connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hotspots was given a starting price of US$269.
Full-sized iPads start at US$499 while Apple's iPad mini has a starting price of US$329.