Kindle Fire extends to 170 countries

Amazon has announced it will roll out its Kindle Fire models to 170 countries. At the same time, it will make its app store available to 200 countries.

The retailer said today (23rd May) it will offer the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9in to 170 countries from 13th June, priced $214 and $284 respectively. Amazon currently only sells the two HD tablets in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Dave Limp, vice-president, Amazon Kindle, said: “Kindle Fire HD is the number one bestselling item in the world for Amazon since its launch, and we’re thrilled to make it available to even more customers around the globe today.”

At the same time, it will roll out its app store to 200 countries. Previously, the Android-based Appstore has only been live in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China and Japan, with Brazil next in line. It will give away a ‘free app of the day’ to customers.

Mike George, vice-president of apps and games at Amazon, said: “By further expanding the distribution of apps to millions of customers around the world, we are continuing to make it easy for customers to enjoy their Amazon apps on Kindle Fire and any Android device.”