Last week, Barnes & Noble cut the price of its Nook ereaders in the United Kingdom. Not to be outdone, Amazon is following in B&N's footsteps. The Kindle Fire HD has had its price cut in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. The price of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD in the U.S. has fallen from $199 to $169, and those in Euro countries have seen a similar drop, from €199 to €169. The price in the United Kingdom is £139, marked down from £169.
Comparatively, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD was marked down to £99 from £159 earlier this week. What's more, the Nook HD+ is keeping the Nook HD company in the discount bin, as B&N has cut that to £149, down from £229. These cuts are billed as limited time offers, while Amazon has not specified how long the Kindle price cut will be in effect.
The Nook HD sports a 7-inch 1440x900 display and is based on a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM. The Nook HD+ features a slightly bigger 9-inch display and is capable of playing video at 1080p. It boasts a 1920x1280 display as well as a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and up to 32GB of storage space. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD packs a 1280x800 HD display, 16GB internal storage, a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, WiFi, and Amazon's Silk browser.