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Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Cut Prices On Kindle Fire HD & Nook Simple Touch For Green Monday

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 10, 2012 03:35 PM EST

Two major players in the tablet industry, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, have slashed the price of some of their premier products in an effort to cash in on the lucrative holiday season.

PCWorld.com is reporting that Amazon is set to cut the price of their Kindle Fire HD and the book giant Barnes & Noble is following suit by trimming the price of its Nook e-reader.

The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will reportedly have $50 scratched off its price tag. According to PC World, you can get the 16GB Wi-Fi only version for $250 or the 32GB with Wi-Fi + 4G model for $450.

The tech website said that the lowest prices are for Kindle devices with special offers, but you can also get $50 off the versions of the Fire HD without built-in advertising. Amazon is limiting the deal to one purchase per customer and you have to use the code FIREHD89 at checkout to get the savings and made note that Amazon deal is only good while supplies last.

Barnes & Noble in a Cyber Monday like deal on Sunday dropped the price of its Nook Simple Touch without Glowlight. The Nook will be lowered from $99 to a price of $79.

The device boast a 6-inch touchscreen with an 800 x 600 resolution, built-in WiFi, has a battery life of over 2 months with wireless off on a half hour of daily reading, and can hold up to 1,000 books with its 2GB of internal memory.

Some experts weighed in with their opinion about the Nook the Verge said "I don't think the Nook is The One, but it offers up some nice improvements over the standard formula. Perfect simplicity of operation, endless battery life, speedy page turns, and a retail juggernaut for backup."

The deals offered by both companies are in line with Green Monday another gimmick by retailers to serve up good deals to consumers in the same bracket as Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

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