01 Oct '11, 12am

Pictures: Amazon tablet Fire costs $274 to make but will sell for $260.

Pictures: Amazon tablet Fire costs $274 to make but will sell for $260.

Amazon's new tablet computer costs US$209.63 ($274) to make, IHS iSuppli estimated on Friday, but will sell for $199 in November, highlighting how the e-commerce company is taking a financial hit up front to get the device into as many hands as possible. -- PHOTO: AMAZON SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Amazon's new tablet computer costs US$209.63 (S$274) to make, IHS iSuppli estimated on Friday, but will sell for US$199 in November, highlighting how the e-commerce company is taking a financial hit up front to get the device into as many hands as possible. Amazon's billionaire chief executive Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kindle Fire at the lower-than-expected price on Wednesday. The launch sparked concern about a price war at the lower end of the tablet market, currently dominated by devices running on Google's Android operating system from companies such as Samsung, Motorola and HTC....

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