Amazon clearly doesn't have a problem with slashing the prices of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD from time to time. As such, don't color us surprised after the mega online retailer announced that it's kicking off Valentine's Day festivities by offering up to a $50 discount on the 8.9-inch Fire HDs. For starters, the WiFi-only slate is set to be up for grabs starting at a decent $269 for the 16GB model, while the higher-end, LTE-equipped Kindle will be tagged at a pricier $449 (with 32GB of built-in storage), which isn't too bad an offer when compared to the usual entry prices of $299 and $499, respectively. The Amazon deals run from today through February 8th, so there's still a little time to find out if your significant other would enjoy one of these -- or, if all else fails, perhaps you could just add some Fire to your personal gadget collection.
Here are a just few ways Kindle can act as cupid and make Valentine's Day special for you and your significant other:
· Lovebirds: You two are devoted to each other, so it's time to give the gift that's got it all – the new Kindle Fire HD. Watch your favorite romantic comedies, stream adorable videos, play your favorite apps and more. If you're ever apart from your loved one, you can also Skype by using Kindle Fire HD's front-facing camera.
· Cruisin' together: Not spending every waking moment together just yet? Consider gifting Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's newest e-reader which has a built-in front light technology that allows you to read both outside in the sun and inside in the bedroom with an adjustable light. Perfect gift for those who love to read and travel – possibly for your next vacation together!
· Puppy love: Just starting out, butterflies and all? Go with the affordable, light-weight $69 Kindle. At an unbeatable price, Kindle holds over 1,000 books and weighs less than a paperback.
· Not lookin' so hot: Re-'Kindle' the romance by gifting a romantic novel or music through the Kindle Store. Who knows? Pride and Prejudice or Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" may just reignite that spark.
· The single life: So what if you don't have a Valentine this year? Show yourself some love with any Kindle Device and spend February 14th and beyond with your favorite rom-coms or perhaps indulge with a few spicy chapters of 50 Shades. ;)
Kindle Fire HD Family:
· Kindle Fire HD $199 – 7-inch tablet with a stunning HD display, the fastest Wi-Fi, exclusive HD audio with two stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus, 16 or 32 GB of storage.
· Kindle Fire HD 8.9" $299 – 8.9-inch version with all of the above features plus an ultra-high definition 8.9" screen.
· Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE $499 – the same high-end large-screen HD tablet, 32 GB of storage, plus ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless powered by the latest generation 4G chipset, and Amazon's groundbreaking $49.99 one year 4G LTE data package-customers save hundreds of dollars in the first year compared to other 4G tablets.
· Kindle Fire $159 – Kindle Fire is now even better – 40% faster, twice the memory, longer battery life and at a lower price – all while offering the new features that are exclusive to the Kindle Fire family-including X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Books, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Kindle FreeTime and more.
· Kindle Paperwhite $119 – all new touch-screen Kindle constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, up to 8 weeks of battery life, and a thin and light design.
· Kindle Paperwhite 3G $179 – never pay for or hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot with the all-new top-of-the-line Kindle e-reader with free 3G wireless that works globally – download books anytime, anywhere.
· Kindle $69 – all new Kindle that's small, light and perfect for reading – this time with 15% faster page turns and new darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system Android
- Screen size 7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (8 GB, Flash)
- Camera (integrated) Yes
- Announced 2014-09-17
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch