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Update 5/2/12: The deal, which was extremely popular last time around, is back for another 24 hours. Here's the updated link.

If you've been waiting to pick up a cheap Android tablet, but the $200 price tag on the new Kindle Fire seemed a little steep, you're going to love today's main Amazon Gold Box deal. For one day only (or rather about 21 hours as of this writing), the Kindle Fire can be had for only $139 ($60 off) with free shipping (in fact, it's eligible for Prime).

Sure, it's the certified refurbished version which normally costs $169, but at this price, it seems worth it. Remember, a large percentage of refurbished products haven't even been opened or turned on, and Amazon certified and resealed it to look brand new. Plus, they're throwing in a full 1-year warranty, the same one new Kindle Fires carry, which is something you rarely see in refurbished offerings. Top it off with free shipping, and you got yourself a pretty great deal.

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The Fire just got updated to version 6.3 yesterday and remains perfectly root-friendly, if you're into that sort of thing. It can even run CyanogenMod.

So, who's picking one (or five - that's the limit per customer) up this time?

[Amazon Gold Box]

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Eric To

    Oh, sometimes I hate it when I see deals like this. Must....resist...

  • http://blog.satheeshkumar.in Satiz

    Not Available for INDIA!!! :(

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    Wow, so tempted to jump on this...I'm looking at the checkout screen right now.

    The deal is great, the price is easy to justify given that I'd be using this for app testing (which is increasingly necessary for the fire)...The biggest nagging issue, it came out 4 months ago with already relatively poor hardware and I've already got a Blackberry Playbook (free) which is nearly identical hardware (playbook has double ram and a marginally better wifi chipset).

    Any developers see a reason to justify picking this up instead of just using the Playbook and a DHD as testing purposes, or are the frequent updates to the Fire bringing features/restrictions that warrant special testing?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      Damn it, gave in...

      From a bit of looking around, it appears they broke a fair number of things for the Kindle Fire SDK...at least one of which I will almost certainly need to test for and the Playbook probably won't cut it.

  • Corneliu

    I hate it when deals like these are not available outside US :|

  • Kenny O

    Couldn't resist at that price....Mine is on the way, here's to hoping they get CM9 working on it soon......

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      Check the link above, it's already working. I haven't checked, but I don't think they are as far along as doing nightlies for the Fire yet, but you can be certain that with the sheer number of these things that sold and at such a low price, it's going to be one of the best supported devices for a while.

  • Renate Lovett

    I would like to be notified of future good deals.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com Dagmar Schnietz

    I'm getting into Kindle. I was a bit skeptical at first because I'm a traditionalist about books. But with this deal, I might just buckle down and finally get my own!

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Aaron

    I was gonna pick one up as a gift, but they're sold out as of this post :(

  • Idle Time

    Phew! Thank goodness it's sold-out. I almost bought it. though bummed at first, I'm glad I missed out on the deal. The specs is just too "archaic", even at $140. I'd rather wait and get the 7" ASUS MeMo 370T coming out in mid-Q2 with all the bells and whistles for $249.

  • sgtguthrie

    Sold out, bummer :'(

    • http://www.nedarb.com/ Braden Hays

      First time I looked it was... not now. Try it again, I think they refreshed quantities or something.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Not sure why every one is saying it is sold out because it still says in stock for me.

    Anyone that is interested should definitely go forward with it. I got mine a couple months ago and it is definitely a cool device. Very easy to root and throw ICS.

    Just last night I threw the newest Kang build and Kernel and everything is working, even hardware video decoding (hello Netflix).

    My only real qualm is the lack of Bluetooth so that you can throw a keyboard on this bad boy. If you want a more full featured tablet for around the same price and are not scared off by lack of a warranty hit up eBay and pick up a TouchPad.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It was a bump of an older post from a month ago - check out the timestamps.

    • sssgadget

      I am sure Kindle 2 will have all those necessary upgrades.

  • talktech

    just ordered one half an hour ago. Thanks for the tip. But am I missing something on the free shipping because i was billed $3.99 for shipping.

    • Gdeyg

      Did you buy it with Prime? Sounds like a next day shipping charge.

      • New_Guy

        Exactly...

        • talktech

           I did not order Prime & I clicked the the standard shipping 3-5 days.

          • talktech

             Wrote to Amazon.Got a quick response & waiver to the shipping charge. I am a happy camper

  • Jimmy Li

    I used my amex card and used points! Bigger discount! BIG WIN here! Thanks for the heads up guys!

  • New_Guy

    Got it...too good a deal to pass up!

  • Furyswrath

    I ordered mine late last night.   I have a Prime account and am paying the 3.99 for overnight.  well worth the money.

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