The Kindle Fire HD's Big 8.9-Inch Brother Is Finally Available In the UK

By Sam Gibbs on at

Why anyone would launch something in the UK at 5pm, I don't know, but Amazon's finally released the bigger, 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD for Britons craving a larger slice of Amazon's tablet pie.

£229 buys you the 16GB variant with adverts, £239 without, whereas 32GB of storage will run you £259 with ads, £269 without. It comes packing a 1920x1200 res screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4470 heart, a front-facing chat cam, Wi-Fi, HDMI-out, and the pretty impressive dual Dolby-packing stereo speakers just like its little brother.

It weighs in at 567g, and should see you through 10 hours of video-watching according to Amazon. It's significantly cheaper than the Google Nexus 10, but I'm not sure why you'd buy it over the more fully-featured tablet, if you're in the market for a 9 to 10-incher. [Amazon]