Kindle Fire HD Expands Into Europe and Japan; Amazon Lowers U.S. Kindle Prices

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Amazon.com  has launched the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD -- the large-screen version of its tablet -- in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. 

Dave Limp, vice president of Amazon Kindle, says that Amazon can now increase Kindle production volumes and decrease costs. As a result, the e-commerce giant has lowered the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD price in the United States. The Wi-Fi version will sell for $269, and the 4G version will go for $399, effective immediately.

In the press release, Limp said: "Across our business at Amazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the savings along to our customers."

The article Kindle Fire HD Expands Into Europe and Japan; Amazon Lowers U.S. Kindle Prices originally appeared on Fool.com.

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