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Amazon is offering a discount on its Kindle handhelds in what the web bazaar says is a celebration of relaxed FAA rules on using electronic gadgets on airplanes. The online marketplace said that for one day it will drop the price of its e-reader and tablet family some 15 per cent in appreciation of the US aviation regulator's …

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Is it safe to say...

US only?

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No Paperwhite

The offer is only good for some Kindle and Kindle Fire units -- not for Kindle Paperwhite. I'd buy if a Paperwhite was on offer ...

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not a shameless promotional attempt to cash in

I do appreciate you quoting (almost) this hilarious denial of facts by Amazon.

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Just a US rule?

I didn't realise they were banned anyway. No-one seems to care on European flights as long as you turn them off during takeoff and landing. Wouldn't be much point in e-readers for frequent travellers otherwise.

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Re: Just a US rule?

In Europe they also make you turn them off if you are delayed while sat in the plane. A 1hr delayed takeoff last year finally made me go back to paper books for travelling.

I have used a Sony PRS-505 since they came out but no-one knew what it was until the Amazon marketing machine raised awareness of e-books. The kindle with WiFi get all e-books, even those without wireless banned.

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Cheap publicity stunt

Kindle sales are frequent - hardly surprising as they're trying to get you to buy into the Amazon ecosystem and the real profits come later - but when was the last time ElReg publicised one for them?

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Re: Cheap publicity stunt

Which one can I easily install cyanogen on?

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Re: Cheap publicity stunt

I did on my original kindle...

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