Today on Green Monday, 3rd biggest spending day of Christmas Holiday season, Amazon and Barnes and Nobles offer discounts on their already low prices for their tablets. Amazon is offering $50 off of 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, while B&N shaves $20 off of Nook Simple Touch.
$50 off can be applied to a 16GB WiFi Fire HD for total $249, or 32GB 4G version for $449. Limit is one purchase per customer with code FIREHD89 shouted at the cashier. Kindle Fire HD has 8.9-inch HD display with 1920×1200 pixel resolution, and 254 ppi pixel density. It is run by 1.5Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR 3D graphics and 1GB of RAM. Storage is 32 GB. Connectivity is fast with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz) that is 40 percent faster than that of iPad 3. There is a fron facing 1.3MP camera. Amazon offers some 22 million media and apps.
Barnes and Nobles announced $20 off of their Nook Simple Touch yesterday. By the sound of it this is not ‘today only’ deal, but rather a permanent discount. You can now pick up Nook Simple Touch tablet for $79. Basic Amazon Fire costs $69, but it comes with slew of advertising and non touch screen. Nook Simple Touch sports 6-inch E Ink Pearl display with 800 x 600 pixel resolution. It is run by sufficient 800MHz TI OMAP3 chip and it offers 2GB of internal storage expandable by 32GB via microSD card. Nook Simple Touch has a strong battery that will last you for 2 months if you read an average of 30 min a day. With purchase of Simple Touch you get access to 2.5 million books and no advertisement.
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