Perhaps most importantly, the Kindle Fire HD offers double the storage plus 4G connectivity at the same price as a Wi-Fi-only iPad.
The $499 Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G comes with 32GB of storage and a 4G radio, while the same money buys a third-generation Wi-Fi iPad with 16GB of storage. In comparison, a 32GB 4G iPad costs $729.
If you put 4G connectivity aside, the Kindle Fire HD becomes an even fiercer rival to the iPad. A 16GB Wi-Fi-only 8.9-inch Fire HD costs $200 less than the comparable iPad, and even $100 less than the $399 iPad 2 Apple is selling (which costs $529 with 3G support).
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