Largest-display, highest-resolution version of Amazon’s best-selling
tablet now available in Europe and Japan
New, lower price for Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in the US — starting at just
$269 for Wi-Fi and $399 for 4G
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2013--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon today announced that Kindle Fire HD 8.9” — the
large-screen version of its best-selling tablet — is now available in
the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. With the expansion of
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” to Europe and Japan, Amazon also announced it is
able to lower the price of Kindle Fire HD 8.9” in the US, with the Wi-Fi
version now starting at $269 and the 4G version starting at $399.
“We’re thrilled with customer reaction to Kindle Fire HD 8.9”. Customers
tell us they love our large-screen version of Kindle Fire HD for web
browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and
more,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “As we expand
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” to Europe and Japan, we’ve been able to increase our
production volumes and decrease our costs. 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.”
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is the highest-resolution, largest-display Kindle
Fire. Designed for entertainment, it is perfect for web, apps, movies,
games and magazines. Features include:
Large 8.9” display has the highest resolution of any Kindle Fire
(1920x1200, 254 ppi), with rich color and deep contrast; ideal for
movies, apps, and gaming.
Custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, rich sound.
Over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, and
The most popular apps and games.
Ultra-fast web browsing and streaming with built-in dual-band,
Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls.
Exceptional battery life — Kindle Fire HD 8.9” gets 10 hours of
Easy-to-use e-mail, calendar, and contacts for work or home, including
Gmail, Hotmail, Exchange, and more.
New Amazon-exclusive features like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for
Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice and Whispersync
Kindle FreeTime, a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids
and exclusively available on Kindle Fire. Parents can set daily screen
limits and give access to appropriate content for each child.
“Buy Once, Enjoy Everywhere” with Amazon apps available on the largest
number of platforms so customers can use their Amazon content on any
of their devices.
Amazon's top-rated, world-class customer service.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” is available starting today at this new low price at www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s
Biggest Selection.Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever
constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented
built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long
battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation
Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved
fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom
high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo
speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support,
dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough
storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics
engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and
comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The
all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster
performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.
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of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and
data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements,
acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system
interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments
and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect
Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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