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Amazon brings the Kindle Fire to the UK

by David Brooks | 07.09.2012

Yesterday Amazon announced their new Kindles to the world including the new Kindle Fire HD. Even better for us, they have announced the launch of the Fire range to the UK market…before they were only available in the USA. Amazon are giving us two options, the original Kindle Fire at £129 and the new Kindle Fire HD at £159

The new Kindle Fire HD features a new HD display, a fast Wi-Fi connection, Dolby audio, a powerful processor and graphics engine, 16 GB of storage, and 11 hours of battery life. All backed up with Amazons own eco system which will allow you to download books, magazines, music, films & more directly to your Kindle over Wi-Fi. The original Kindle Fire was also upgraded with a faster processor, twice the memory and a longer battery life. The Amazon owned, LoveFilm will be providing the film downloads to the UK market.

This is clearly an attempt to compete against Google’s Nexus 7 tablet along with Apple’s iPad. For a price of just £129 – it will be interesting to see how the market changes very soon!