A few weeks ago I got on my soap box and petitioned the tech industry for more devices in the sub $300 category.
Well Amazon has attempted to answer with 3 devices. They won't ship until November 15th, but you can pre-order today. I hope to get my hands on one soon to test and see how these devices can help students.
The Kindle Fire Tablet - $199 - Android tablet with great specs, minus cameras.
The Kindle Touch - $99 - Kindle touch screen reader
The Original Kindle - $79