The 7 inch Wi-Fi Kindle Fire tablet isn’t the most expensive tablet on the market, but it’s still not something that you’d just throw away. Its affordable price is thanks to Amazon’s strategy on making more money through digital content consumption. Of course, that strategy will work only for those countries where Amazon can sell digital content, otherwise, in other countries, the Kindle Fire will cost more, just like it is with the Nexus 4 (albeit you could try and buy it from the U.S).
So, ladies and gentleman, how would you like a nice £40 ($60) discount when buying the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet? If you’re living or having your temporary residence in the UK, I say that it’s too good an offer to let it pass you by! Sure, it doesn’t have the most up-to-date specs, but for £89 ($134), it remains a very hot deal! The deal is currently available at Carphone Warehouse and there are no details as to how much it will last, so if you wanted to buy a Kindle Fire, maybe now it’s your chance.
Why is Carphone Warehouse discounting the Kindle Fire that much? The answer is simple and many of you know it – the retailer knows that these tablets are not that appealing to consumers anymore and they are willing to get rid of them as fast as possible, even at slight losses. Imagine that Carphone Warehouse bought, let’s say, 300 000 units of Kindle Fire and they managed to sell only 100, 000. They have now 200, 000 units which occupy space and represent an amount of money that is stuck. Sell them much cheaper and at least redeem a part of the initial expense. The winners? We, the buyers.
A Kindle Fire deal that you should not miss
Don’t forget that this is the Wi-Fi model, so it will not work with 3G. Also, let’s have a look at other specifications of the 7 inch Wi-Fi Kindle Fire. After all, even if this is a great discount, you still need to know what you will get, right? There are also negatives and an informed customers needs to know them, as well.[color-box color=”white”]Also Read: Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HD vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 [/color-box]
Don’t make a mistake, this is the 7 inch Kindle Fire, no the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD, which comes with slightly better specs and with an increased price.
- 7” display, 1024 x 600 resolution
- Dual-core processor, 1.2GHz OMAP 4430 CPU
- 8GB of internal storage
- 1 GB of RAM
- Free cloud storage for your Amazon content
- Up to 9 hours of battery life
- Amazon Silk (said to increase browsing speed by 30%)
- 14.1 ounces (400 grams)
- USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack, integrated stereo speakers, accelerometer
- Text-to-speech, adjustable font size and color, built-in dictionary, Voice Guide, Explore by Touch
As you can see, it does come with pretty appealing specifications and features, and Amazon has even more to brag about, so check out their special page for this Kindle Fire model. So, if you live in the UK or you plan on taking the Kindle Fire tablet with you in a country were you can make use of Amazon’s rich content ecosystem, then this deal is definitely worth it. I can say that it’s worth it even if you want to use it to see movies, browse on the web and look at pictures – especially if this is going to be your first tablet.[color-box color=”white”]Also Read: Kindle Fire vs. HD vs. HD 4G LTE: All Versions Compared [/color-box]
However, if you compare it to the US price of the tablet, then the discount isn’t that awesome. Right now, Amazon sells the device for $159, so with this UK deal, it means you’re going to pay 25$ less. Let’s hope that similar discounts, procentually speaking, will be applied to North American retailers, as well. There are other discounts on Carphone Warehouse, as well. You can get the next generation, the Kindle Fire HD at lowered prices, as follows: £139 (£159 at Amazon UK) and £195 (£199 at Amazon UK) for the 16GB and 32GB models.