By Stephen Schenck | August 22, 2013 1:06 PM
It’s not particularly controversial to suggest that new versions of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets are on their way, following last year’s introduction of Fire HD models. Over the last several weeks, though, rumors about a third generation of Fire hardware have really picked up the pace, and leaks have been getting much more specific in their depictions of these new devices. Most recently, benchmark results added credence to some of those rumors, appearing to confirm details like a high-res 2560 x 1600 display on the new 8.9-inch model and Snapdragon 800s galore. As we wait to learn just when Amazon intends to go public with his hardware, we’re getting the sense it’s doing some early housekeeping to make room for the new arrivals, offering a bunch of discounts on existing Kindle Fire hardware all day long.
As part of Amazon’s Gold Box offers, these deals will be gone once they sell out, so act fast if you’re interested. The big one is arguably a Fire HD 8.9-inch with its 1920 x 1200 display, available today as a refurbished model for just about $180 or $200 for the 16GB/32GB WiFi-only versions.
More deals surface throughout the day, supposedly on the following schedule:
9AM EDT: Refurbished Kindle Fire HD (7-inch): $120(16GB)-$150(32GB)
1PM EDT: Kindle Fire styluses
2PM EDT: Refurbished Kindle Fire 1st Gen: $89
5PM EDT: Kindle Fire cases
6PM EDT: Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G: $250
8PM EDT: Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ cases
Sure, it might be smartest to hold out for this year’s models, but some of these offers are still pretty tempting – $90 for an original Fire, even if just for the kids or as a backup, might be worth it.