Amazon Kindle Fire might see price drop to $169

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While we do know that Amazon is working hard to roll out the spanking new Kindle Fire 2 to the masses later this fall, does that mean the original Kindle Fire will just die a quick death? Apparently not, as there are whispers going around that the original Amazon Kindle Fire will experience a price drop when its successor debuts, at least according to the good people over at DealNews. DealNews claims that Amazon will follow in Apple’s footsteps by retaining both the iPad 2 and new iPad, so that would mean the Amazon Kindle Fire will most likely see a price drop to perhaps $169, which would make it possibly one of the lowest for the Android-powered tablet market.

This might also be part of Amazon’s effort to price themselves against Google’s hot new tablet, the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 that retails for a mere $199. What do you think about this move if it is proven to be true? Do you think that a 15% discount off a year-old tablet is compelling enough to have you part with your hard earned money? Only time will tell, so we have decided to strap ourselves in for this exciting ride.

This article was filed in Homepage > Tablets and was tagged with Amazon and Kindle Fire. The story was spotted on tomshardware
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