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Amazon's latest launches starting November 13 in Britain, November 26 in Canada

Amazon's latest effort in the tablet space, the Kindle Fire HDX, is now available to pre-order in the U.K. and Canada for shipping in mid to late November. Both the 7-inch and the 8.9-inch versions are to be available in the full range of storage sizes, though WiFi only appears to be it in Canada. In the U.K. Amazon will be selling a 4G LTE version of the HDX in partnership with Vodafone, which will be available from November 27. The 8.9-inch HDX with LTE won't be available until mid-December. 

Prices start at £199/$254 for the 7-inch HDX and £329/$399 for the 8.9-inch version. Additionally, both countries are accepting pre-orders for the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, which will begin shipping on October 24. Prices for these start at £119/$149. For more information and to pre-order, hit up the relevant source links below. 

More: Hands-on with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX

Source: Amazon (U.K.), (Canada)

 

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Kindle Fire HDX now up for pre-order in the U.K. and Canada

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If I am going to get a tablet, I would get a Nexus or another Android device. If I am going to get a new Kindle (I have the 3G Kindle Keyboard which works very well), I would get the new 3G Paperwhite. This one just doesn't interest me. May work well for others but it doesn't seem particularly awe inspiring for the prices.

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Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330, 2gb ram, above 1080p HD screen and stereo speakers aren't 'awe inspiring' for £199? :S Android app store has the main 'key ones' and you can side load anything else so not sure what the issue is really.

It's more of a personal opinion and not about the apps really - just not keen on interface of UI, plus I don't like the idea of being that invested in Amazon's ecosystem and if you're not then why buy this? Not astronomical price but for what it is with my preferences it is not good value for money. If it's right for you go get one and I hope you enjoy it.

Posted via Android Central App on my Motorola XT890 RAZR i

There's a reason for that.

The original Fire was built using surplus Playbook components that Amazon bought from RIM's supplier.

It's a Playbook clone, bypassing the R&D costs. Which is why Amazon could sell it for $200, when the Playbook was still $500.

Yes, amazon may have some good tablets and devices, but having ads on something this much is not worth it and having to pay 15-20 more to remove is even more expensive. Another thing I dislike is the locked ecosystem. I'll rather go with a nexus 7 which offers a pure android experience and is much more customizable and does not have pestering ads on the Home screen.

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The one major feature that the new Fire has over the Nexus 7 at the same price is that the Fire is rocking a Snapdragon 800 2.2, compared to the Nexus 7s S4 1.5.

So if one wanted a similar experience at a similar price point, but with a better processor, one could always get the new Fire and flash a stock ROM.