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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Headed to China Tomorrow

by Jacob Kleinman | February 24, 2014February 24, 2014 10:00 pm PDT

Amazon has shown it can compete with Apple in the U.S. tablet market, and now the online retailer is aiming its latest line of Fire OS slates straight at one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing markets: China. Starting tomorrow the Kindle Fire HDX 7, the larger HDX 8.9 and the Kindle Fire HD will all hit Amazon China, TechNode reports.

Under the hood, Amazon’s newer tablets will offer the same cutting edge components in China as they do in other markets. However, the company will reportedly bundle the new slates with a number of popular Chinese media apps including Baidu Music, Sohu Video, Douban FM, and iQiyi in an effort to offer even more content.

The Kindle Fire HD will be priced at 1,099 yuan (roughly $180) in China, compared to just $139 for the 8GB model here. The 7-inch HDX will reportedly start at 1,699 yuan ($279) while the 8.9-inch model will cost 2,999 yuan ($492). Both models are considerably cheaper here in the U.S., with the 7-inch HDX starting at $229 and the larger variant coming in at $379.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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