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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.
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.