Amazon has finally launched Kindle Fire in the UK, the e-book reader will be available to the Brits for the first time from 25 October. The announcement comes after the grand unveiling of the new variant of Kindle Fire.
Amazon launched a revamped and upgraded version of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD will be available in two models, with a 7-inch (17.8cm) screen variant selling at £159 or £199 for 16GB and 32GB respectively.
An 8.9-inch (22.6cm) was the second model in the Kindle Fire HD category. The new Kindle Fire HD is slated as a direct competition to Apple’s rumoured mini iPad. This version of Kindle Fire HD will be available in US in November, but the UK users will have to wait for it.
The Kindle Fire HD offers a faster WiFi service available on a tablet, a 11-hour battery life and a front facing camera. Amazon has started a price war as the prices of the novel Kindle Fire HD are less than the tablets of Apple and Samsung, they match the price of Google Nexus 7.
Amazon has claimed that the new version of Kindle Fire is more powerful and faster than its predecessors. The Kindle Fire HD rests at a weight of 395 grams and is 10.3 mm thick. It will feature an operating system based on Google’s Android.
The rumours about Amazon unveiling a smartphone have been unfounded as the company has not released any information about it.
With the unveiling of the new Kindle Fire and accessibility to UK consumers, Amazon has announced its mettle with the like of Apple and Samsung, two premier companies in the tablet market.