Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students

    January 3, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened yet, but Amazon is still pushing to make sure it’s tablets are in the hands of students.

Slashgear is reporting that Amazon has launched a $50 off promotion for its Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ tablets – but only for students. Anyone who is signed up with Amazon Student (using a .edu email address) for a discounted Amazon Prime membership has access to the deal. Both the Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ are eligible for the sale price, and the deal lasts throughout the month of January.

Amazon is encouraging Kindle owners to use their devices as learning tools. Amazon Student members can subscribe to Amazon Prime for $39 a year, which is slightly less than half the normal price. In addition, Amazon allows textbook rental through its Kindle tablets, and recently introduced the X-Ray feature for textbooks. X-Ray is an integrated glossary allows users to cross-reference words and passages throughout a book and on the web through Wikipedia and YouTube.

  • Dan

    I have bought Kindle for christmas – it is such a plesant device! The screen is super cool! The video from my nas looks perfect. I use ArkMC application to watch it from there.

  • christina tomlinson

    hello! i am a teacher of 12th graders, and i am trying to find out how to request kindle fires for my students. i am not sure if i am writing the correct company, so please accept my apology if i have incorrectly contacted you. however, my students are lower income and i am trying to teach them by using techonology. thank you in advance for your assistance.