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Kindle Fire HD Deals Cut Price by $50, Today Only

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Amazon dropped the price of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to $249 for today only as part of an escalating series of deals on tablets and eReaders.

The latest Kindle Fire HD deal is available direct from Amazon, cutting the price of the larger Kindle Fire HD by $50 with coupon code FIREHD89.

Shoppers looking for a Kindle Fire HD deal can order all day, as long as stock holds out. This is better than the GameStop Kindle Fire HD deals, but it is only on the larger Kindle FIre HD models.

Kindle Fire HD deals

Kindle Fire HD deals kick off the late holiday shopping season.

This is similar to the Kindle Fire sale on Cyber Monday, where Amazon cut the price of the Kindle Fire 7-inch by $30. So far there are no hints at an Amazon discount on the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch model, but it could make for a good surprise on December 17th.

Read: Kindle FIre vs. Kindle Fire HD

Shoppers looking for the larger Kindle Fire HD can purchase it for $250 with WiFi only and special offers. Those looking for the Kindle Fire HD 8.89 with LTE can also save $50 with the promo code, dropping the price to $449. The deal is also good on the 32GB and 64GB models.

Despite limited stock of the Kindle Fire HD in past weeks, Amazon offers delivery by December 11th with One-Day Shipping and delivery by Christmas with free Super-Saver shipping.

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ includes an 8.9-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and a 1.5GHz processor. The tablet includes Dolby Digital sound and dual band, dual antenna WiFi for faster downloads and streaming. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 includes a front-facing camera that works with Skype for video calling.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Deals 2012

The Kindle Fire HD does gaming, movies and reading.

The Kindle Fire HD comes with a one month trial of Amazon Prime, which includes free two-day shipping and access to free instant streaming from Prime Instant Video. Kindle Fire HD owners also have access to the Kindle Owner’s lending library which allows free borrowing of 180,000 books. After the first month a Prime membership is $79.99 a year, with discounts for students and parents.

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 also features FreeTime, a tool that lets parents restrict usage of certain activities to a set time limits while offering full access to others, like reading. Soon Amazon will offer Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, an all-you-can watch and play service with games, books and apps designed for kids that don’t feature ads or in-app purchases.

This is likely the best Kindle Fire HD deal we’ll see this holiday season, especially on the larger 8.9-inch model.

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