No Truth to Amazon Kindle Fire HD Fire Sale?

Tech Crunch and Business Insider are at odds in their reporting Wednesday. This afternoon, Tech Crunch reported that Amazon may soon introduce a $99 Kindle Fire HD, which would undercut the entry price point of Apple’s market leading iPad. Although it was instantly clear that a $99 Kindle Fire HD might be an offer too …   Read More

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Tech Crunch and Business Insider are at odds in their reporting Wednesday.

This afternoon, Tech Crunch reported that Amazon may soon introduce a $99 Kindle Fire HD, which would undercut the entry price point of Apple’s market leading iPad.

Although it was instantly clear that a $99 Kindle Fire HD might be an offer too good to refuse for would-be tablet buyers, the deal itself was what is ultimately too good to be true.

That’s according to Business Insider, which is rebutting the assertions made by Tech Crunch today.

A representative for the online retail giant denies that a $99 Kindle Fire HD is on the way.

“It’s not happening–we are already at the lowest price points possible for that hardware,” an Amazon spokesperson was quoted.

So who is correct? Business Insider or TechCrunch? Time will only tell what Amazon does in the increasingly competitive tablet market.

Check out Business Insider’s report here and TechCrunch’s report here.

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  1. slatekelley

    Even if a $99 Kindle is released, one key issue is the Kindle is a closed system and you can't access Android – only use Kindle's Proprietary System and this is a huge disadvantage to a lot of users —

    I recently purchased a Novo 7 Venus Android tablet for $149 through a site called TabletSprint — and this tablet rivals the Nexus 7 for a lot less — with most of the same features, including a Quad Core processor and a hi-res 1280×800 IPS screen display — Plus a microSD card slot, HDMI, and Front and Rear Cameras, all of which the Nexus 7 doesn't feature…

    Perhaps if the Kindle tablets gets better specs like the Venus tablet as well in the future allows more of an open access for those whom want it – For now, it's really limited in what you can do with a Kindle tablet and what you do have access to.

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