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18% Slash in Prices of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch Tablets

Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets ahead of the festive season. The 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet has gone from Rs. 25,999 to Rs. 21,999, while the 16 GB version is down to Rs. 17,999 from Rs. 21,999.

Update, 8th January, 2014 – Prices of the 32 GB Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch are now Rs. 18,999/- (Buy it on by clicking Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB)
while the 16GB Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 retails for Rs. 11,999/- (Buy the 16 GB version on by clicking Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB)

Kindle is available at over 200 retail outlets across India and its users have access to over 1.97 million books, including over 325,000 titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.

Apple raises prices of iPad 2, iPad mini in India

After Apple released the launch date of its iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display for the Indian market – December 7 – consumers were expecting prices of older models to be slashed. Instead, the iPad mini, which was launched last year, and the two-year-old iPad 2, have seen a spike by as much as Rs. 5,000!

The iPad 2’s WiFi variant is now listed as Rs. 28,900, up Rs. 4,400 from its price tag before the new iPads came on the scene. The Wi-Fi and cellular model is now available at Rs. 37,900, an increase of Rs.5,000 from its previous price of Rs. 32,900.

Meanwhile, the iPad mini’s Wi-Fi and cellular model now costs Rs. 30,900 – up Rs. 1,000 – but the WiFi-only version costs the same at Rs. 21,900.

With holiday season fast approaching, Apple’s surprising move may alienate Indian consumers.

XOLO Launches First Snapdragon Powered Q500 Smartphone for Rs. 7,999

XOLO Launches First Snapdragon Powered Q500 Smartphone for Rs. 7,999

XOLO has announced the launch of an affordable device powered by a reasonable 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, backed with a 1GB RAM. It has a 233 PPI display with OGS (One Glass Solution) technology and a 5 megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and VGA front-facing camera. Read more here.

BB10 OS Users in India Can Download Free Apps

After slashing the price of BlackBerry Q10 to Rs. 38,990 in a limited period offer till January 26, Blackberry is offering apps for free or at a heavily discounted price in their store this December.

This special offer will only be open to BB10 OS users, which includes the Q5, Q10, Z10, and Z30 handsets. The BB store will release one free app every day from December 1 to December 25 for a 24-hour period. It’s obvious BlackBerry is trying to boost sales of its handsets this festive season, but will it work?

Dell Reveals UltraSharp 24 with 4K resolution

Dell Reveals UltraSharp 24 with 4K Resolution

Available for $1,399 in the United States, the new 24-inch monitor joins the Dell UltraSharp 32 in stores. Along with a 3840 x 2160 resolution, the UltraSharp 24 has an IPS LED screen with Dell’s PremierColor technology, and offers access to HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and a 6-in-1 card reader.

A 28-inch model is in the offing for under $1,000, which Dell says ‘will be the most affordable Ultra HDmonitor in the industry.” With the Apple Mac Pro soon to launch its own 4K monitors, many customers are expected to turn to Dell for its more economical options in the 4K range. Read more here.