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NewsPoster Mar 20, 2013 04:13 PM
Amazon denies $100 Kindle Fire HD rumor
Amazon has denied rumors that it is building a sub-$100 version of its <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281501==http://www.electronista.com/reviews/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-7.html" rel='nofollow'>7-inch Kindle Fire HD</a>. A report stated that the retailer would be putting the tablet, complete with a 1280x800 resolution and TI processor like the existing 7-inch Kindle Fire uses, into production and ready to ship later this year, something that Amazon claims is not happening. <br />
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The sources <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281502==http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/20/amazon-rumored-to-be-working-on-a-99-kindle-fire-hd-7/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">of</a> <em>TechCrunch</em> led the publication to believe that such a device would be able to compete with low-cost and cheaply-made tablets from China, typically sold below the $100 barrier. The rumor also follows a recent announcement from Amazon that it would reduce the prices of its <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281503==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/13/wi.fi.version.sees.30.cut.4g.model.slashed.by.100/" rel='nofollow'>8.9-inch Kindle Fire</a> by between $30 and $100, at the same time as launching the larger tablet in six new markets. <br />
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A spokesperson for Amazon <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281504==http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/20/4127420/amazon-planning-99-dollar-kindle-fire-hd-claims-report" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">told</a> <em>The Verge</em> that the story is false, and that the company is not planning a sub-$100 Kindle Fire HD, stating "It's not happening. We are already at the lowest price points possible for that hardware."<br />
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