Amazon UK Taking Pre-orders for Kindle Fire HD and HDX

If you're in the UK and looking to get one of Amazon's newest Kindle Fire tablets, then you might like to know that they're officially up for pre-order. Announced in September, the Kindle Fire HDX

The Kindle Fire HD will start shipping in the UK on October 24, which is next Thursday. The Kindle Fire HDX will ship on November 19. The Kindle Fire HD is priced at £119 for the 8 GB model and £139 for the 16 GB model. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX will cost £199 (16 GB), £229 (32 GB), and £259 (64 GB). If you want to drop the special offers promo and ditch Amazon's ads, you can expect to pay £209 (16 GB), £239 (32 GB), and £269 (64 GB) for the various models of 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is priced at £329/£339 (16 GB), £369/£379 (32 GB), and £409/£419 (64 GB).

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX features a 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi) and a front-facing HD camera whereas the 8.9 inch model has a heftier 2560 x 1600 resolution (339 ppi), an HD camera on the front and an 8MP camera on the back. This camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization, and a wide-aperture 5P f2.2 lens. Both are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.2 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics, 2 GB of RAM, and a battery promising up to 11 hours of mixed use and up to 17 hours of reading. They run on the Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito."

The new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet features a slimmer, lighter design to match the HDX models, as well as the new Fire OS 3.0 platform, dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, and a slightly faster dual core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (1.2 GHz on the older model).

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  • monsta
    Good to see the higher resolutions here , especially on the 8.9 model.
  • vinay2070
    If the feedback on this one is good, then Iam buying one instead of an iPad 4. Though I have to wait till it comes to
  • joneb
    If both the HDX tablets have the same processor and graphics then wont the 7 inch one with the smaller resolution of the two be able to play more powerful games just because it doesn't have to push to as high a resolution?