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Amazon Starts Shipping Three New Kindles in the UK

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Fire spreads to the UK.

Back in September, Amazon took the wraps off of a brand new line of Kindle devices. Thankfully, unlike last year's Kindle Fire, the company confirmed shortly after the unveiling that its new line of Kindle Fire tablets would be launching outside of the United States. Though the UK wasn't going to get it at the same time as the U.S., the Kindle Fire was finally destined for British soil. Amazon confirmed an October 25 launch for both the 7-inch Kindle Fire and the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, and later added the Kindle Paperlight to the billing.

So, in case you haven't yet checked your calendars, it's October 25, which means it's Kindle day! The Kindle Fire is priced at £129 for the 8 GB model, while the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is priced at £159 for the 16 GB model and £199 for the 32 GB model.

Unfortunately, while the 7-inch Kindle Fire (regular and HD) are available through Amazon UK right now, there's no sign of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. Amazon has yet to detail a UK launch for that particular device.

Rounding out the Kindle's UK line-up is the Kindle Paperlight, which packs 25-percent better contrast with 212 ppi, 62-percent more pixels than the previous model, a capacitive, frontlit display – light travels down to the screen like ambient light, eight weeks of battery, and a UI that's similar to that of the Kindle Fire. It's priced at £109/£169 (WiFi/3G).

If you're thinking of getting a Kindle Fire, be sure to hit up our review, which just went live this morning.

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    hepaticide , October 26, 2012 3:52 AM
    Should that not read 'Kindle Paperwhite'?