The all-new Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets at Amazon are offered for sales prices ahead of the Black Friday 2013 deals expected in several weeks. Amazon is promoting a special discount on their tablets to celebrate the recent FAA decision to allow use of tablets from take-off through landing. The sale arrives as Walmart is offering iPad Mini and the new iPad Air at lower prices than competitors.
According to a USA Today report on Nov. 4, just last week the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made a decision to allow passengers on flights to use their electronic gadgets during takeoff through landing. As a way to thank the FAA, Amazon is now running a special to give customers 15% off their lineup of Kindle Fire tablets, including the brand new Kindle Fire HDX models just released a month or so ago. The newest tablets feature improved design and specs, and will be able to perform “screencast” functions to various TV’s and video game consoles, as well as perform “Miracast” casting with appropriate devices.
The discount deal seems to apply to only the 7” models of the tablets, not the 8.9-inch models. Amazon notes on their limited-time offer with a pop-up box:
“Save 15% on Kindle, Kindle Fire HD 7", or Kindle Fire HDX 7"
Today, November 4, 2013, save 15% on Kindle, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HDX. Enter promotional code ThnksFAA at checkout.”
The discount brings the regular Kindle down to $59, the Kindle Fire HD to $118, and the Kindle Fire HDX (7-inch) to $195. That’s a savings of about $34 on the newest model. The 15% deal is obtained at checkout by entering “ThnksFAA” after selecting the Kindle to buy. Amazon has also started running some early pre-Black Friday deals week countdown specials on their site, and recently released an “Electronics Holiday Gifts Guide” to help shoppers find the best gifts for those they are buying for.
The Kindle Fire HDX was released in late October of 2013 and is the third generation of Kindle Fire tablets released by Amazon as they continue attempts to compete with other tablet makers such as Google and Apple.