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Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle Fire HD Is a Menace to Android and a Friend to the iPad


Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD is about to shake up the tablet market.

However, I think that the Kindle Fire HD is going to do a whole lot better.

My rationale is simple: Amazon's going all-in on low pricing that no tablet maker is likely willing to, or capable of matching.

There are now four Kindle Fire models on the market.

The plain-Jane Kindle Fire model with 8 GB of memory and a 7-inch screen goes for $159, which is $40 cheaper than the Google Nexus 7.

The Kindle Fire HD, with a 7-inch screen and 16 GB of memory, is $199, the same price as the 8 GB Nexus 7. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, with a 7-inch screen and 8 GB of memory, is $249.

But here's where it gets really interesting.

The bigger Kindle Fire HD with an 8.9-inch screen and 32 GB of memory is just $299. The cheapest iPad and Galaxy Note models are $499 and have half the memory!

Plus, the 32 GB 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with 4G/LE wireless is just $499, while the basic 4G iPad is $629 and again, has half the storage space.

This is a new paradigm in tablet pricing -- Amazon is now the Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) of the industry!

And why would they do this?

Well, it's simple.
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