Gagging for a Kindle Fire HDX but balking at the price tag? Amazon might have a tempting solution for you on that front. The company today launched a new payment plan for the Kindle HDX. The payment plan is interest free and allows customers to make payments towards their Kindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 over the course of nine months, paying for only a percentage of the device up front. The offer is only good until December 24.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX payment plan is based on an up front payment of 25 percent of the device's cost. After that, the remaining balance is billed to your credit card in three equal installments every 90 days. Nine months after you click 'buy,' the tablet is paid off. Interested parties should note that you'll need an Amazon account that has been active for two years to avail of this offer. The 7-inch model starts at $57.25 per payment (plus tax), while the 8.9-inch model starts at $94.75 per payment (plus tax).
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX packs a 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) display and a front-facing HD camera whereas the 8.9 inch model has a heftier 2560 x 1600 resolution (339 ppi) display, a HD camera on the front and an 8MP camera on the back. This camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization, and a wide-aperture 5P f2.2 lens.
Both the 7- and 8.9-inch models are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.2 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics, 2 GB of RAM, and a battery promising up to 11 hours of mixed use and up to 17 hours of reading. They run on the Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito."