Large-screen Kindle Fire HD launched in UK

Large-screen Kindle Fire HD launched in UK

Amazon yesterday (13th March) launched its Kindle Fire HD 8.9" in the UK, as well as Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The large-screen tablet is on sale in the UK from £229.

The larger-screen tablet device is designed for entertainment, and can be used to display books and audiobooks as well as the web, apps, movies, games and magazines. The 16GB model is £229, with the 32GB model priced £259.

The company has now lowered the price of the tablet in the US, with the wi-fi version now priced from $269 and the 4G version starting at $399.

Amazon Kindle vice-president Dave Limp said: "As we expand Kindle Fire HD 8.9" to Europe and Japan, we've been able to increase our production volumes and decrease our costs. Across our business at Amazon, whenever we are able to create cost efficiencies like this, we want to pass the savings along to our customers."