Amazon to launch Kindle Fire tablet for $200


We are live from Amazon’s Kindle Fire press conference in New York City where the online retailer is about to announce a $199 Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire is equipped with a 7-inch display and can connect with Wi-Fi networks but will not ship with a 3G chip, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Customers will also receive a 30-day trial to Amazon Prime when they purchase the Kindle Fire. Amazon Prime allows customers to stream movies from Amazon’s Unbox service, which now offers content from FOX, and provides free 2-day shipping. The device is largely expected to look like the BlackBerry PlayBook. Amazon is also expected to reveal a $79 entry-level Kindle. BGR will be bringing you more details on the tablet in the coming hour and we expect to deliver a hands-on shortly, too. Stay tuned.

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