Never before have we written so much about tablets in a week with Apple announcing the iPad Mini and iPad, rumours about the Google Nexus 10 and now the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD all featuring in the news !
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is now available to buy in the UK from a whole host of retailers including from Amazon themselves. The 16GB model is available for £159, while the 32GB model retails at £199 . Interestingly, if you want to move the Amazon lock-screen advertising you need to add an additional £10 to the prices.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the first Amazon tablet to launch in the UK after we missed out on the original Kindle Fire due to problems licensing the Amazon Appstore. However, that's all been resolved and we can now enjoy Amazon's tablets !
The Kindle Fire HD is a true rival to Google's Nexus 7 and comes with a very similar specification. That includes a 7 inch touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*800 pixels, which is identical to the one present on Google's device.
Amazon's tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor, which performs a little worse than the one featured on the Google Nexus 7. However, you do get more on-board memory for your money , while the tablet has a front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera and runs on Android Jelly Bean.
3G hope to review the Amazon Kindle Fire HD very soon. However, with Google expected to drop the price of the Nexus 7 after its press event next week we still think the their device has the edge over the Kindle Fire HD. Apple's iPad Mini is due to launch in a week and that looks set to really shake up the market !
By Simon Thomas on 26th October, 2012