Amazon brings Kindle Fire HDX 7 and 8.9-inch tablets and new Kindle Fire HD to the UK
Amazon has announced the UK release dates and prices for its new tablet devices and is now accepting pre-orders.
The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two sizes, 7- and 8.9-inches, with the smaller of the two starting at £199, the larger £329. The 7-inch HDX will ship from 13 November, the 8.9-inch from 19 November.
Additionally, the new version of the Kindle Fire is available on Amazon.co.uk too and will ship from 24 October. It starts at £119 for the 8GB model with "Special Offers".
Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets both sport 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics and up to 11 hours of mixed-use battery life. They differ in screen resolutions - 2560 x 1600 for the 8.9-inch version (339ppi) and 1920 x 1200 for the 7-inch (323ppi) - and effectively replace the Kindle Fire HD models at the top of the range.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been refreshed a tad and given a new price point, with the previous Kindle Fire being removed from market entirely. The new Kindle Fire HD has a 1280 x 800 display (216ppi), dual-core 1.5GHz processor and dual stereo speakers.
Various options are available, with or without special offers - personalised offers and sponsored screen savers - with ad-free models coming with £10 price premiums. And the HDX devices are available with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage capacities. In addition, the HDX tablets come in either Wi-Fi-only or Wi-Fi plus 4G LTE connectivity through Vodafone.
As well as the new tablets, Amazon has brought its Mayday button to the UK too. The Kindle Fire HDX tablets come with a one-tap way to access live support 24/7 365 days a year.
All of the new devices come with Amazon Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito".
The original Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is still also on sale, starting at £229.