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1 Million Pixels for a Breakthrough Price — The New £119 Kindle Fire HD Now Available in the UK

16/10/2013

New slimmer and lighter design, HD display, high-performance processor, dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, and Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"

The perfect family tablet new Kindle FreeTime revolutionises parental controls, giving parents a simple, engaging way to manage the way children use Kindle Fire — parents select content and set time limits by content type

Kindle Fire HD comes with access to the exclusive benefits of the Amazon ecosystem Kindle Owners' Lending Library, AutoRip, Worry-Free Archive, Whispersync, FreeTime and a vast selection of over 27 million films, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines

Luxembourg — 16 October 2013 — Today, Amazon announced that the new £119 Kindle Fire HD is now available in the UK. Customers can pre-order starting today at http://www.amazon.co.uk.

Kindle Fire HDX Family (Photo: Business Wire)

Kindle Fire HDX Family (Photo: Business Wire)

"£119 now gets you a 1280x800 216 ppi HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Fire OS 3.0, dual speakers with Dolby audio, vast selection, Amazon-exclusive features such as Kindle FreeTime, and access to the exclusive benefits of the Amazon ecosystem, including Kindle Owners' Lending Library, free storage of Amazon content in the Cloud, Whispersync, and more," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "We're excited to offer customers this great hardware and service at a breakthrough price."

Here's what you get for £119:

  • High-definition display with 1280x800 resolution and 216 pixels per inch, making films, TV shows, books and games vivid and detailed. 66% more pixels than the previous generation Kindle Fire.
  • Powerful, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 60% faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire.
  • Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio — the standard in high-end audio.
  • All-new slim design that matches the look and feel of the new Kindle Fire HDX.
  • Fast downloads and web browsing with built-in dual-band Wi-Fi.
  • Powered by the latest version of Fire OS — Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"— with hundreds of new and upgraded features, platform updates and Amazon-exclusive services. New features include expanded X-Ray for films and TV, Quiet Time, Quick Switch, and more.
  • Kindle FreeTime extends parental controls to give parents a simple, engaging way to manage the way children use Kindle Fire — parents select content and set time limits by content type. Coming later this year.
  • Stay connected and productive with all-new e-mail, calendar and Silk web browser.
  • Free, unlimited Cloud storage of all of your Amazon content, for downloading anytime, anywhere.
  • Vast selection of content, including millions of films, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines:
    • The most popular apps and games, including Facebook, Skype, LinkedIn, Evernote, Spotify, Angry Birds Star Wars II, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Subway Surfers, and 'Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North'.
    • Thousands of films and TV shows with LOVEFiLM, Europe's leading film subscription service.
    • Millions of songs — stream, download and store purchases for free in the Cloud for accessing anytime, anywhere.
    • Millions of books, with the largest number of bestsellers, and over 800,000 books priced at £3.99 or less. Amazon Prime members can choose from over 400,000 titles, including all seven Harry Potter books, to borrow for free as part of Kindle Owners' Lending Library, as frequently as a book a month with no waiting and no due dates.
    • Over 600 newspapers and magazines including Telegraph, Mail Plus, Glamour, OK!, HELLO!, Marie Claire, Top Gear Magazine, Vogue, GQ, What's on TV and Woman.
    • Over 100,000 audiobook titles available – including Inferno, by Dan Brown. Download any audiobook for free with a 30-day trial at Audible.co.uk.

The new Origami covers feature an innovative design that allows you to stand Fire HD in both portrait and landscape mode.

In addition to the new Kindle Fire HD, Amazon also announced today that the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets are coming to the UK — to learn more about these new tablets and many of the features listed above, visit www.amazon.co.uk to learn more.

The new Kindle Fire HD is available for pre-order starting today and will begin shipping on October 24th. Visit http://www.amazon.co.uk to learn more.

 

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