Amazon Cuts Price of Large-Screen Kindle Fire HD

Amazon.com Inc. pared the price of its large-screen Kindle Fire HD tablets by as much as 20%, undercutting rival Apple Inc.’s iPad.

The Seattle-based Web retailer said the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with 4G wireless capability will start at $399, down from $499. Amazon reduced the price of the Wi-Fi only version by $30 to $269.

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