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Kindle Fire HD 8.9" released in UK

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Amazon has announced the European and Japanese launch of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

The tablet is available in the UK via Amazon.co.uk for £229 (16GB) or £259 (32GB). Previously, UK users were only able to buy the 7" version of the machine.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9"



"Kindle Fire HD is already the best-selling product on Amazon worldwide since launch, and we're thrilled to make the large-screen version of our best-selling tablet available starting today," said vice president of Kindle at Amazon EU Jorrit Van der Meulen.

"We think customers are going to love web browsing, e-mail, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and more on the large, stunning HD screen, with fast Wi-Fi and exceptional audio."

The tablet will also be available from high street retailers including John Lewis, Tesco and Waterstones.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

© Amazon

Kindle Fire HD 8.9"



Features of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" include dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, a 1920x1200 resolution display at 254 ppi, dual antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO technology and a front-facing HD camera.

The tablet is powered by a TI OMAP 4470 processor and Imagination SGX544 graphics engine and has a reported 10-hour battery life.

The price in the US has dropped to $269 (£180) for the Wi-Fi only version and $399 (£270) for the Wi-Fi and LTE version.

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