Amazon’s limited period offer for the Kindle Fire (where it offered a $30 discount on the $199 Android tablet) may have just ended, but if a Digitimes report is to be believed, there’s an even bigger price cut coming soon, and this time, for good.
It makes perfect sense too, with plenty of rumors indicating that Amazon may be on the verge of launching newer versions of the Kindle Fire.
According to Digitimes’ sources, Amazon will be pricing the current Kindle Fire at just $149, in the build up to the launch of a newer, higher resolution version of it.
Amazon is said to be adopting Apple’s strategy of keeping old products available for sale even after the launch of a new product. A case in point would be the iPad 2 being manufactured and sold even though the new third gen iPad has come along.
The Kindle Fire has been a rare unqualified success among the vast legions of Android tablet models that get churned out every other month.
The only threat it currently has in the horizon could be upcoming ASUS-Google collaboration for a sub-$200 Nexus tablet. With an expected price of $149, the current Kindle Fire may just manage to undercut Google’s own maiden effort in the Android tablet sector.