Amazon’s Fire Sparks Price Drop
By Will765 On 3 Oct, 2011 At 11:04 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

One of the best features of the Amazon Kindle is it’s price of $199. Well below what other android tablets are priced at, this looks to be already impacting competitor’s thinking. The Blackberry Playbook, which is said to be the hardware that the Fire is based on, recently had it’s price reduced at Best Buy from $499 to $299. And several other makers are following that lead.  The HTC Flyer, a 7 inch android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet, has also shaved $200 off it’s price at Best Buy, $499 to $299.

Best Buy is not the only one cutting prices on tablets.  Buy.com is offering refurbished Nook Colors for only $149, shipping included.  Considering that you get a full one-year warranty, and the price was recently $179, it’s a really good deal.  The Nook Color is easily hacked into an android tablet running android 2.3 Gingerbread or even 3.0 Honeycomb. It can also use N2A’s sd card to run Gingerbread simply by installing the card into the device, no hacking required.  This looks to be the beginning of a price war that hopefully will benefit us, the consumers.  Considering that the holiday buying season is upon us, expect manufacturers to continue offering deals to compete with the Fire(already 95,000 preordered on the first day!).

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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