Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet Deal (via HSN)

**UPDATE: This item is now sold out at HSN

Tech Geek and More doesn’t usually look at Home Shopping Network or for deals, but Today’s Special (http://www NULL.hsn NULL.aspx) is the exception. For today (12/2/12) only, Home Shopping Network has the Kindle Fire 7” Dual Core , 8 GB Wi-Fi tablet on sale.  I know some of you are wondering where the deal is, since the $199.95 is the same price you see at the store. However, the one thing that HSN offers that most stores don’t offer is Flex Pay. With Flex Pay you can get the tablet by Christmas and pay $39.99 / month for the next 5 months.


While its true that some other stores offer layaway, with layaway you need to finish paying for your item before they give it to you. On HSN Flex Pay, the item is shipped to you after your initial payment.  In addition, HSN has a return policy for the tablet (as listed on their website) of January 31, 2013. That means that if you don’t like the tablet, you can send it back by that date for a full refund.  Most stores only give 7 or 14 days from date of purchase for returns, and if this is a Christmas gift, your return window will be gone long before you get to Christmas.

The 7” Kindle Fire from HSN comes with the following

What You Get

  • Kindle Fire tablet
  • $25 Simply to Impress voucher
  • Stylus
  • Earbuds
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty

Powerful 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM

  • Move seamlessly across apps and open titles quickly at a touch
  • 40% faster and more fluid than before

Free Cloud storage

  • Comes with 8GB on-device storage, so you can download favorite titles to view offline, anytime
  • Get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content, so you never lose the content you love

Extra-long battery life

  • Re-tuned to optimize power consumption
  • Up to 9 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music

Enjoy your favorite apps and games

  • Get instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps, including titles like Netflix, HBO GO, Facebook, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, Pulse, Pandora, The Weather Channel, Zillow and Magic Piano (subscription may be required)
  • Earn achievements, compare scores with GameCircle and Facebook friends

Massive content selection

  • Access more than 22 million movies, apps, games, TV shows, songs, magazines and books
  • Unlimited streaming of movies and TV for Amazon Prime members

Stay connected for work and play

  • Seamlessly manage your email accounts and social networking statuses
  • Email spreadsheets, view documents and PDFs and more directly on your device

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

  • With Prime, Kindle owners can borrow any title for free, as frequently as a book a month
  • Features more than 180,000 titles and 100 current and former New York Times best sellers
  • No waiting and no due dates

Beautiful, user interface

  • Easier than ever to find and enjoy your favorite titles
  • Spin through recent content straight from your home screen
  • Pin favorites and access at a touch

Amazon’s powerful recommendation engine

  • Compares your purchases and favorites with more than 15 years of consumer purchase history
  • Suggests content to you, right from your homescreen

Huge book selection

  • Access more than 1.2 million of the most popular books
  • Explore millions of free, public domain books

Vibrant magazines

  • Enjoy more than 500 magazines in glossy, full-color layouts, photographs and illustrations
  • Double tap an article for easier reading view
  • Magazines include favorites such as Vogue, National Geographic, Maxim, Cosmopolitan and ESPN (subscription may be required)

Your music, everywhere

  • Import your music library to Amazon Cloud Player and play it wirelessly
  • Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback
  • All your Amazon MP3 purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free

Whispersync for voice

  • Seamlessly switch between listening to the Audible audiobook and reading the companion Kindle book right where you left off
  • Now you don’t have to put a good book down, even if you’re cooking, running or commuting

Whispersync for movies

  • Start streaming a movie, pause, then resume watching straight from the same scene on your TV
  • Remembers your last scene watched across all your apps and devices
  • No more having to find your spot

No setup required

  • Arrives pre-registered to your account so you can get started right away
  • Get immediate access to any previously purchased content you may have


  • Processor:    1.2GHz Dual-Core
  • Display:  7″ multi-touch color display (1024×600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi / IPS (in-plane switching) technology)
  • Sensors:  Accelerometer
  • Storage:  8GB internal    (approximately 5.5GB available for user content)
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity:  Single-band Wi-Fi
    Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication
    Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
  • Ports: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a computer or to connect to the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory
  • Audio:  3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers
  • Content Formats Supported:  Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)
  • Battery Life:  Up to 9 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music (battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, web browsing and downloading content)

The Basics

  • Measurements:  Approx. 7.5″L x 4.75″W x .5″H
  • Weight:  Approx. .88 lbs.
  • Listing:  UL
  • Power Source:  Li-ion battery (included)
  • Country of Origin:  China

$25 Credit

  • Create custom photo cards to celebrate all of life’s events
  • Visit, then enter your voucher code at checkout and receive $25 off your purchase
  • Voucher expires 2/28/13


Source: Home Shopping Network (http://www NULL.hsn NULL.aspx)