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One day only: Amazon slashes 15 percent off Kindles in celebration of recent FAA decision
Amazon is offering customers 15 percent off the regular sales price of multiple Kindle devices. The one-day sale is in celebration of the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to allow airline passengers to use electronic devices during all phases of a flight including during takeoff and landing.
Through the remainder of today, shoppers can pick up the Kindle e-reader for $59, a $10 savings off the regular price of $69. If it’s a tablet you are after, the Kindle Fire HD can be had for $118 instead of the usual $139. Finally, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 is on sale for $195, down from the everyday price of $229.
In a statement on the matter, Amazon vice president Drew Herdener said his company has been fighting for their customers on this issue for years and they are thrilled by the FAA’s recent decision. It’s a big win for customers, further pointing out that Delta and JetBlue have already met conditions to allow their customers to fly gate-to-gate using an array of gadgets.
Last week, the FAA officially approved the use of electronic devices during all phases of flight. The decision was more than a year in the making as it was back in August 2012 when the FAA said they would be re-evaluating existing policies regarding the use of portable electronics during flights.
Simply enter the promo code “ThnksFAA” during checkout to receive the instant discount.
The HDX 7 is part of Amazon's refreshed Kindle Fire tablet lineup. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets consist of a 7-inch 1920×1200 display, powered by Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM and Fire OS 3. Last but not least, the HDX 7 packs a "Mayday" button that gets you free tech support 24x7.
Amazon sent a wave crashing through the mobile industry when it announced its Kindle Fire would land with a price of $199. This is likely the best value in a tablet on the market, and will make tablet computing accessible to many people that either couldn't afford an iPad or couldn't tolerate Honeycomb tablets.
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