AmazonLocal has just launched a brand new deal involving the Kindle Fire right ahead of Father’s day. Now for $169, you can get the Kindle Fire Android tablet along with $5 Amazon Instant Video credit. This deal is only valid for the today, so you better hurry off to Amazon.com if you are in the market for a Kindle Fire. To break it down — this is a $30 off for a brand new Kindle. Amazon often sells refurbished Kindles for $169 but then it is always much nicer to get a new one. This is a voucher offer and Amazon is offering a limited number of these. There’s no cost for buying a voucher and you may choose not to use it once you have bought it. So we would suggest that you get a voucher even if you are still in two minds about it.
The 7inch full color Android tablet device from the Kindle line of e-readers is currently the second most popular tablet in the US market right now. There’s still hug gap between the Kindle Fire and the market leader iPad from Apple but the low cost and high value tablet has been selling quite well regardless.
Amazon has modified the interface on the tablet beyond recognition and in a good way. Gone is the mundane Android interface that you see everywhere else. Instead there’s a neat carousal style UI that lets you flip through covers of multiple titles, be it books, vidoes or music. You will not miss anything about Android except for may be some apps because Amazon has disabled sideloading other apps in to the Kindle Fire but then Amazon’s own app store is pretty good and it has all the basic apps with more being added all the time.
One of the best featues about the Kindle Fire is the seamless integration with the Amazon Prime service. Amazon Prime is a $79 per year service that offers wide range of multimedia content in return and also extra service like complimentary 2-day shipping on Amazon purchases.
If you are buying the Kindle Fire as a gift for Father’s day, make sure you choose the right kind of shipping. Free Super Saver Shipping might not make the delivery in time to present it for Father’s day. Standard Shipping will get it to you by Friday at the very latest but it will cost you $7. As for the $5 Amazon Instant Video credit, that will be credited to your account within 72 hours of the purchase. And what’s more, it will come with one month’s free subscription of Amazon Prime for you to try out just like every Kindle Fire does.
The Kindle Fire has been steadily outselling its closest competitor from Barnes and Noble — the Nook. The Nook was earlier also being offered on discount but only for those who were paying for it with their Mastercard credit cards.
Date: June 9, 2012