Amazon launches Kindle Fire HD tablet in Japan
(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Dec. 18 -- (Kyodo) _ U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday started selling its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer in Japan.
The Kindle Fire HD, which features a high-resolution 7-inch liquid crystal display, is priced at 15,800 yen for a 16-gigabyte model. It is capable of accessing Wi-Fi networks.
The tablet computer competes with Apple Inc.'s iPad mini and Google Inc.'s Nexus 7.
The Kindle Fire HD can be purchased on the Amazon website and is also available at some consumer electronics stores, such as Bic Camera.
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