From The Washington Post:
Amazon announced Thursday that it’s shipping a larger Kindle Fire HD tablet earlier than the date set when the product launched in September.
“With the holiday season upon us, we’re excited to make our $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9” available early—we think customers are going to love web browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and more on the large, stunning HD screen, with fast Wi-Fi and exceptional audio,” said Dave Limp, the vice president of Amazon’s Kindle unit.
In addition to opening orders for the tablet on its own site, Amazon is also selling the larger device in Best Buy stores starting Friday. It will add retailers including Staples and Radio Shack in the coming weeks.