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Old 09-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Amazon has unveiled three new models of its Kindle Fire tablet, and will sell the device in the UK for the first time.

By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor

7:00AM BST 07 Sep 2012


The Kindle Fire HD will be available in two models, with a 7” (17.8cm) screen version selling at £159 or £199 for 16GB and 32GB respectively. Amazon’s device will challenge Google’s popular Nexus 7, also £159, and the retailer made its pitch clear with claims that its device was “the most advanced 7” tablet”.

An 8.9” (22.6cm), aimed directly against Apple's slightly larger iPad, will be on sale in America from November and will also feature 4G connectivity but UK customers will have to wait for this version.

Amazon will however start to sell an improved version of its original Kindle Fire in the UK for £129. Both devices sold in the UK will be available for delivery from 25 October.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Also of interest is the fact that, due to the UK launch of the Fire, Amazon have announced that they're opening 3 new UK distribution centres, employing 2000 permanent and 3000 temporary staff.
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Also of interest is the fact that, due to the UK launch of the Fire, Amazon have announced that they're opening 3 new UK distribution centres, employing 2000 permanent and 3000 temporary staff.
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Also of interest is the fact that, due to the UK launch of the Fire, Amazon have announced that they're opening 3 new UK distribution centres, employing 2000 permanent and 3000 temporary staff.
That's excellent, glad to hear good news like that.
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According to an email I got, the normal Kindle is going to be reduced to £69 too.
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Well amazon better pull there finger out of there Ass because the UK amazon App store is very very poor for selection rite now,it's a mere shadow of google play and will be for a long time to come.

I have downloaded over 60+ Apps off the google play store and most of them are not on amazon uk.
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Well amazon better pull there finger out of there Ass because the UK amazon App store is very very poor for selection rite now,it's a mere shadow of google play and will be for a long time to come.

I have downloaded over 60+ Apps off the google play store and most of them are not on amazon uk.
It's not a problem to sideload apps. I have several on my KF.
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It's not a problem to sideload apps. I have several on my KF.
Side loading Apps is more time consuming than download them off a App store direct and a hell of a lot more convenient,I only side load Apps i download off internet web pages.And even then i download them strait to my tablet and open them with astro file manger.

The average person cant be bothered or wont have the brains to do such a task every time they want a App.

There are almost no reviews for Apps and it will take months ,if not 1 + year to have a good quantity of reviews for them so you can make a good choose.

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Nor does the average person want a bunch of apps, they just want to do their email and social media and watch movies. If even that. Many will just use it to read books and watch movies -- not need to download anything.

The Amazon store has all the apps the average person wants or needs.
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Here we go again with the whining about the Kindle Fire vs a generic tablet. The KF is NOT a generic tablet and is not intended to be one.
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Nor does the average person want a bunch of apps, they just want to do their email and social media and watch movies. If even that. Many will just use it to read books and watch movies -- not need to download anything.

The Amazon store has all the apps the average person wants or needs.
Mate im sorry to tell you that you do not have a clue how bad the UK AMAZON store is,as your in AMERICA and cant access it.

I cant access the US amazon App store on my tablet even with my hotspot shield App that cloaks my UK IP address and gives me a USA IP address so i can access USA websites and US NETFLIX with my UK Netflix account.

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Nor do you apparently about Kindle Fires and their purpose.

The average person needs to download nothing to have a fully functional device, MATE.
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The same sh*t was proclaimed with the original release and the US STORE. Mate.
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Nor do you apparently about Kindle Fires and their purpose.

The average person needs to download nothing to have a fully functional device, MATE.
If it's not supposed to have a great selection of Apps on it then it's just a expensive media player,which is very poor in my books.

I find it funny that you defend a company who provides so much less on the premise that people don't need Apps.

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To each his own. I find it funny you expect a media delivery device to be a generic tablet. Wrong expectation in my book.
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