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Amazon rumored to be prepping $99 Kindle Fire HD tablet

Published Mar 20th, 2013 12:35PM EDT
Amazon $99 Kindle Fire HD Tablet

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Recent reports suggest that Amazon (AMZN) may be the first major vendor to offer a $99 tablet. According to a report from TechCrunch, the company is preparing to offer a Kindle Fire HD tablet equipped with a TI OMAP processor and a 7-inch display with a 1280 × 600 pixel resolution. The report follows Amazon’s announcement earlier this month that it was dropping the prices of its 8.9-inch model in the U.S. The Wi-Fi-only version of the Kindle Fire HD dropped from $299 to $269, while the LTE version was reduced by $100 and is now offered for $399. Amazon’s current 7-inch Kindle Fire costs $199, while an older version can be had for $159. An Amazon spokesperson denied the report, claiming the company is already hitting the “lowest price points possible for that hardware.”

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.