UK, say hello to Kindle Fire HDX

17 October 2013

HDX-family

The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets have landed - how much are they going to set you back? Well, you can land a WiFi-only, 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX for £199 and they'll be available from November 13th.

If you're looking for a 4G-enabled version, then you'll need to stump-up £269 and those will ship on 27th November.

The WiFi-only 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX will set you back £329 and will be hitting the shelves around the 19th November while the 4G equivalent is £399, shipping 13th December.

For those wondering why you'd want one of these, rather than an iPad, both devices are promising to go "beyond HD", which basically means they've got exceptional pixel density. The 8.9-inch version has 339 ppi and all these devices feature reduced glare, dynamic image contrast and improved brightness for better viewing in all the lighting conditions. That's according to Amazon, obviously.

Under the hood, all the tablets have quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors running at 2.2 GHz, providing over three times the power of previous Kindles. They've also got an Adreno 330 graphics engine and twice the amount of memory.

In short, these will be really great for gaming.

They're light and have front-facing HD cameras for Skype and all that junk, as well as rear-facing cameras as you'd expect. Amazon also claim that these devices have 11 hours of battery life (17 hours if you're only using it to read). They also have something called a 'mayday button', which brings up an 'instant' video chat with tech-support representative, should you need one.

"We’re excited to offer customers this great hardware and service at a breakthrough price,” said Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

You have to admit, they sound pretty great... but will anyone be convinced away from buying an iPad?

TOPICS:   Technology

3 comments

  • Warwick H.
    I wonder if they are going to claim "we dont make a penny on these" ?.
  • Ann D.
    Shame you can't put iOS on it really.
  • jokester2
    @Ann Droids-Shite I completely agree with you - how do they expect the worlds dumbest fucks to use it without removing half the features and putting iOS on it???

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