Amazon brings Kindle Fire and Fire HD to the UK: Photos

Amazon brings Kindle Fire and Fire HD to the UK: Photos

Summary: Amazon has brought its Android-based Kindle Fire tablet to the UK, a year after its successful launch in the US, along with the higher-specced Kindle Fire HD.

TOPICS: Tablets, Amazon

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  • Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet is finally reaching British shores, almost a year after it was released in the US.

    The latest version of the Android-based tablet and its higher-specced companion, the Kindle Fire HD, are available for pre-order now, and will ship in the UK on 25 October, Amazon said on Thursday.

    The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD (pictured) has a higher screen resolution of 1280x800, a Gorilla Glass screen and customised features that Amazon says reduce glare and make it easier to view at different angles.

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  • The Kindle Fire HD comes with 16 or 32GB storage, to better accommodate the large file sizes of HD content such as movies. The tablet's beefed-up processor is the dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP 4460.

    The UK won't, however, be getting the 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD, also pushed out on Thursday, which remains US-only for now. An Amazon spokeswoman was unable to tell ZDNet if this version of the tablet will be released in the UK.

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Topics: Tablets, Amazon

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