The special tablet offer was made because of Valentine's DayFebruary 14 has special significance in some parts of the world. The US included, because it is the official holiday dedicated to lovers. So, naturally, Amazon is helping the holiday spirit by offering discounts.
The discount that caught our eye is the one applied to a certain tablet that started shipping around the middle of last November (2012).
Called Kindle Fire HD 8.9, it is an 8.9-inch tablet with either Wi-Fi wireless support or Wi-Fi+LTE broadband.
Amazon could have waited until Valentine's Day before applying the discounts to both versions, but that would have made it impossible to order the devices and have them ready to give as presents in time.
As such, the Wi-Fi-only Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has already gone from $299 / 221-299 Euro to $269 / 199-269 Euro (16 GB storage).
Meanwhile, the LTE-capable tablet is selling for $449 / 332-449 Euro instead of $499 / 369-499 Euro.
The deal will be there until February 8, for both slates, so people should hurry up and make subtle inquiries as to whether or not their loved ones would appreciate a tablet like this one.
For those that want a reminder of the specifications, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (Full HD), 1 GB of RAM (random access memory) and a customized Android operating system.
There were other occasions when the device went on special sale, like on December 10. Amazon is definitely following its special tactic here.
And by special tactic we mean to say that Amazon sells the tablets for almost the factory price, making nearly no profit off them. This makes sure many customers buy them. The tablets, like the e-readers, then act as a means for customers to be exposed to all the software, e-books and other products Amazon sells.