Despite poor Fire Phone sales, AT&T is furthering its relationship with Amazon and is now offering the online retailer’s Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet. You can purchase the slate from Ma Bell for $100 on a two-year service agreement or take it home with no money down for $10 per month (for 20 months) under AT&T’s Next program.
The slate costs $200 outright, but if you’re really looking to go all in with Amazon’s ecosystem, you can buy the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch for $50, with the purchase of a Fire Phone. We’re guessing that this promo is an attempt to clear out some of the carrier’s Fire Phone inventory, similar to what we saw with its fire sale last month.
As for Amazon’s 7-inch tablet, it actually packs some decent hardware. It features a 1,920 x 1,200 display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and support for AT&T’s LTE network. While most folks have their eyes on another tablet, the Kindle Fire might appeal to those who march to the beat of a different drum — a very different drum.