Kindle Fire UK
They are available for pre-order now on the Amazon UK site. Amazon will start delivering the Kindle Fire to UK homes on October 25th 2012. Initial stocks are likely to sell out fast, so if you want one, best pre-order.
About The Kindle Fire
The Kindle is by far the best-selling e-reader in the world, accounting for an estimated half of all models currently in use. Rather than resting on its laurels, Amazon has not only made a number of improvements to the original device over the years but is about to release a flagship version that sees the company entering brand new ground.
The Kindle Fire features a vibrant, 7-inch colour touchscreen and dual-core processor that runs a special version of Google’s Android operating system. As such it is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Blackberry Playbook but is also snapping at the heels of the more powerful but far more costly Apple iPad.
The Kindle Fire promises to enhance the experience of reading electronic versions of magazines, graphic novels and children’s books by doing full justice to any photographs and illustrations. Up until now the graphical content of any Kindle e-book has only been available in numerous shades of grey. This latest innovation has led some to refer to the Fire as the Colour Kindle.
As with the original Kindle, what sets the Fire apart from its competition is the wealth of content available for it. In addition to the vast range of books, newspapers and magazines already on offer, the device gives access to countless TV shows, movies and songs. The Kindle Fire can also make use of all the most popular Android apps like Angry Birds add YouTube, send and receive emails, update social networking sites and browse the internet.
The web is accessed through a revolutionary new browser called Silk which splits the work of rendering pages between the onboard processor and Amazon’s own cloud servers, significantly reducing the time needed to load pages. The program also automatically remembers the websites you visit most and pre-loads them to further speed up the surfing process.
Reviewers have noted that, though it has many great features, the Kindle Fire lacks a microphone, camera and the ability to connect to the internet via 3G. Having already demonstrated a commitment to upgrade and improve the Kindle periodically since the device was first launched back in November 2007, gadget fans are hoping a new model with some if not all of these additional features will see light of day in the not too distant future.