Amazon yesterday afternoon took the wraps off of a brand new line of Kindle devices. Thankfully, unlike last year's Kindle Fire, the company's line of Kindle Fire tablets will be launching outside of the United States. Though the UK will be getting the Kindle Fire a little bit later than U.S. customers, it won't be by much. Amazon has confirmed an October 25 launch for both the 7-inch Kindle Fire and the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD.
The smaller of the two tablets will be priced at £129 for the 8GB model, while the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be priced at £159 for the 16GB model and the 32GB model will retail for £199. Unfortunately, while the 7-inch Kindle Fire (regular and HD) is up for pre-order on Amazon UK right now, there's no sign of he 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD that was also announced yesterday and will retail for $300 (WiFi-only 16GB) or $500 (LTE, 32GB). It's not yet clear if this larger Kindle Fire HD will be available in the U.K./Europe at a later time or if it's U.S.-only for now.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire packs 8GB of storage, a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch 1024x600 169 ppi IPS touchscreen display, single band WiFi, and support for USB 2.0. The Kindle Fire HD (also seven inches in size) boasts a 7-inch 10-point capacitive touch 1280x800 display, up to 32GB of storage space, dual-band WiFi, USB 2.0, MicroHDMI, a 1.5GHz OMAP4470 SoC, and a front-facing camera.
The Kindle Fire HD and revamped Kindle Fire are both out September 14 in the U.S., so you'll be able to obsess over all the reviews before it lands in the UK on October 25. The 8.9-inch version of the Fire HD is out November 20, but only in the U.S.
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