Amazon said on Monday that the 4G LTE version of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet (32 GB) is coming to AT&T on April 5. Customers who purchase the $399 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with a two-year data plan agreement at AT&T retail stores will receive up to $150 off, for a limited time, lowering the overall cost to $249.
"Being the first carrier to connect Amazon's Kindle Fire HD to our 4G LTE network provides the best mobile internet experience," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices, AT&T. "Combining our 4G LTE with Kindle Fire HD's rich features at an incredible price point yields a great value and experience for our customers."
Customers can slap that new tablet on a Mobile Share plan for as low as $10 per month, or choose one of AT&T's individual or family plans, which can be compared here. Three 4G Tablet DataConnect plans include 250 MB for $14.99 per month, 3 GB for $30 and 5 GB for $50. Good thing the tablet is packed with dual-band Wireless N connectivity, right?
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE tablet sports an 8.9-inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. Powering this tablet is the OMAP4470 45-nm SoC from Texas Instruments packed with two ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and a PowerVR SGX544 GPU core clocked at 299 MHz. Other features include 1 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, Dolby audio, a front-facing HD camera and a modified version of Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich".
"We're excited to work with AT&T to offer the 4G LTE version of Kindle Fire HD 8.9" to AT&T customers across the country," said Mike McKenna , Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Customers tell us they love our large-screen Kindle Fire HD for browsing the web, writing emails, watching movies, reading magazines, and more – and with AT&T's 4G LTE technology, everything is faster and more convenient."
Amazon typically sells the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE connectivity and 32 GB of storage for $399 with "special offers" and $414 without. The 64 GB model costs $499 with "special offers" and $514 without.