Amazon slashes 20% off Kindle prices, price wars with Nexus 7 are officially on
The 20% price cut results in savings of up to $45 on the 16GB Fire HDX and the 8.9-inch Kindle tablets. E-readers also get a slight price cut. It’s all part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, though, and that means you have very limited time to order - just over 16 hours left at the time of this writing. This is also the best offer we’ve seen on Kindles since they launched, so if you’re looking for one for yourself or as a gift, there’s never been a better time.
We found the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets to be a great value for the money in our reviews and both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch come with stunning displays and easy access to the Amazon ecosystem, but exchange that convenience with a lack of Google Play store and a very limited Fire OS (it’s based on Android, but you probably would not be able to tell by just looking).
You can get the deal at the source link right below.
source: Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day via 9to5Toys
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Are devs ready to debloat the HDX and put pure 4.4.1 over the Amazon junk? I might be interesting in a KitKat solution, the price for the HW is awesome.
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1387; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yeah, I wouldn't get Fire bc of its own OS... I want the pure android on it :P so I can access all the apps on the market
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Gotta admit, spec-wise the Kindles beat the Nexus tabs, the 7"-er has a particularly nasty beeyatch inside it for $180. But I couldn't and wouldn't use Amazon services, so would put 4.4.1 and Play Store over it on day one. Is that possible yet?
4. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
If you have another android device, you can create .apk's from free apps you have downloaded from google play. From there, you can load them on the kindle fire and install them.
5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1270; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
The hardware does not offend me; I just don’t want a tablet with such a heavy skin job with no access to the play store. But I do think that this tablet is fine for the targeted audience and may be better compared to the Nexus 7. Especially if you have Amazon prime.
7. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
No discount for the Paperwhite, the only Kindle worth getting.