Imagine this situation. You’ve just given your special someone an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet, or received one from your partner or spouse. You’re spending Valentine’s Day together, with the new tablet you gave or received as a gift, and a problem with the software or the device itself manifests when you least expect it.
In this case, all you have to do is press the Mayday button on the Kindle Fire HDX, and a customer service representative will be on video chat in just a few seconds, and will try their best to solve your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s how convenient the Kindle Fire HDX is with the Mayday button as a selling point, and it’s just one of the many Kindle Fire tablets that can be purchased on Amazon for a lower price as part of its pre-Valentine’s sale.
The Kindle Fire HDX, as the 7-inch version is simply referred to on Amazon, originally costs $229 if purchased through the retailer’s website, but is now selling at a very competitive $199, or $30 off for the base version. Aside from the Mayday button we described above, here are some other details about the Kindle Fire HDX worth considering. The device comes with a 7-inch, 1920 x 1200 display (good for 323 pixels per inch), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, is offered in 16 GB , 32 GB or 64 GB storage configurations, and includes a front camera for selfies, video conferences or Mayday assistance. It also comes with Amazon’s own twist on the Android mobile platform, the Kindle Fire OS, or “Mojito.”
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is also available for less, with the base version listed at a sale price of $339, or $40 off the $379 full retail price tag. Specifications are mostly the same as the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX, but one key difference is the addition of an 8-megapixel rear camera.
At this point, we should also mention that the Kindle Fire HDX, regardless of size, comes with Dolby audio support and dual stereo speakers as two other key features. Battery life is 12 hours combined (for “mixed use”) for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, as compared to 11 hours for the Kindle Fire HDX 7.
If those price points are still a bit too hard on the wallet, Amazon is also discounting the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD from 2012. This tablet came about a year after the launch of the original Kindle Fire, and improved on it by coming with a 7-inch HD display, with 1280 x 800 resolution and 216 pixels per inch density. It is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, comes in 8 GB and 16 GB storage options, and battery life is estimated at 10 hours for mixed use.
The device also supports Dolby Audio and comes with two stereo speakers, but it doesn’t come with any cameras nor does it have a Mayday button as a special feature. Pricing starts at $124, which is $15 less than the original pricing of $139.