Amazon India today has announced a limited-period special festive discount offer on the Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets. So the Kindle 6-inch is now available at a reduced price of Rs 4,999 instead of Rs 5,999. Also, the 16GB model of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet also gets a massive discount of Rs 4,000 and is now available for Rs 17,999. The price for the 32GB version of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is reduced to Rs 21,999, from Rs 25,999. Earlier, Amazon had slashed prices of the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch as well. The price of the Kindle Paperwhite remains untouched.
While Amazon is offering this as its special Diwali discount offer, the price cut could have possibly been done in response to the Kobo e-book readers and tablet launched in India yesterday. With the introduction of Kobo in India, Amazon is expected to face a stiff competition. The price cut could also be linked to the announcement of the new Kindle Fire HDX, which Amazon could be planning to launch in India soon.
Amazon is running this offer only on purchases made through www.amazon.in from October 18 to November 1, 2013.