Kindle Fire Price Tag: $199

Amazon's offering will be significantly cheaper than most tablets
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2011 9:43 AM CDT
In this file photo made May 25, 2010, Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company's shareholders meeting in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(Newser) – Amazon is introducing its new Kindle Fire tablet in New York, but Bloomberg got some details—and Mashable got a picture—early. For one thing, the $199 price tag is lower than rumored. It will feature a 7-inch display and WiFi capability, but no 3G, camera, or microphone. A free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, the company’s premium membership service, will be offered along with the device.

“What we are doing is offering premium products at non-premium prices,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview with Business Week. Mashable notes that most other tablets are at least twice the cost of the Kindle Fire. More from Mashable's live blog: Regular Kindles will now be sold for just $79 and a "Kindle Touch" for $99; a 10-inch version of the Fire is rumored.

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