Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets arrive in the UK this November


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Amazon’s latest batch of tablet devices, the Kindle Fire HDX range, has landed in the UK for pre-order.

A 7-inch, Wi-Fi only Kindle Fire HDX with 16GB of onboard storage will cost you £199, while getting 4G capability onboard pushes it up to £269. Opting for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model will cost £229 or there’s a 64GB variant at £259. Adding 4G to these higher-storage variants changes the price to £299 and £329 respectively.

The 8.9-inch version costs £329 for Wi-Fi only and 16GB of storage, £369 with 32GB of storage and £409 with 64GB onboard. Adding 4G changes this to £399, £439 and £479 respectively.

While the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX has a 1920×1200 pixel, 323 pixel-per-inch (ppi) display, the 8.9-inch variant clocks in at 2560×1600 and 339ppi. Both devices feature the same magnesium bodyshell design and a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics processing unit. Battery life is pegged as 11-12 hours.

There is some slight difference in the build between the two size variants, with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX measuring 9mm thick and the 8.9-inch model being even slimmer at 7.8mm.

The slates run the latest version of Amazon’s custom Android build, based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and known as Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”. This includes Android’s dedicated app store and a number of content services, as well as a new version of Amazon’s impressive Silk browser.

Pre-orders are open now on and the 7-inch version will ship first from November 13, with the 8.9-inch model landing on November 27.

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