Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE is a huge game changer. The data plan makes it just ridiculous.
Here’s a comparison:
- Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE and 32 GB memory – $499.
- iPad 3 with 32GB and 4G LTE – $729.
- If you think that’s going to be an iProblem (the $230 price difference), wait for the next bit.
- iPad 3 12 month data plan with 250 MB per month data. $230 with iPad 3.
- Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE similar data plan – $50 for the ENTIRE YEAR. That’s $180 cheaper.
Amazon is touting total cost of ownership for first year with Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE as just $549 – which compares very, very well with iPad’s $959.
Please Note: Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE ships on November 20th, 2012.
You can check the details of the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE at Amazon.
You can read our Kindle Fire HD Features Review to get more insights. Amazon finally has Tablets that can take on the iPad.
Update: Lots of sites like Engadget are discussing the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE and the crazy data plan. This really is something else.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with 4G LTE offers you 32 GB memory and LTE for $200 extra (It’s $499 while the normal Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is just $299).
That’s interesting. It’s very competitive with iPad 3 LTE.
The data plan is the deal clincher in my opinion. It bothers me no end that wireless providers charge so much for data. Amazon’s $5o a year data plan is absolutely incredible. Of course, you’re going to use it up really quickly if you depend only on 4G. So it’s more of a ‘Use WiFi most of the time, have option for LTE’ sort of plan and device.