The first Kindle Fire tablet was only available in the US. The 2nd generation Kindle Fire will be available in Europe too this time. Though with different release dates. US will be the frist to see the release of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7 on September 14. These two Kindle Fire’s will be released in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 25th.
Following that will be the US release of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 on November 15, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE on November 20.
These two models have not yet been given a European and international release date by Amazon yet. Though it is expected to go global in the spring of 2013.
|Kindle Model||US Price||UK Price||Europe Price|
|Kindle Fire 2||$159||£129||€159|
|Kindle Fire HD 7 – 16GB||$199||£159||€199|
|Kindle Fire HD 7 – 32GB||$249||£199||€249|
|Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – 16GB||$299|
|Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – 32GB||$369|
|Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE – 32GB||$499|
|Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE – 64GB||$599|
2nd Generation Kindle Features:
• 4G LTE wireless, powered by the latest generation 4G chipset, support for all 10 4G bands, and Amazon’s breakthrough 4G LTE data package—customers save hundreds of dollars in the first year compared to other 4G tablets.
• Custom HD display with in-plane switching, Advanced True Wide polarizing filter and custom laminated touch sensor for 25% less glare with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.
• Fastest Wi-Fi of any tablet—dual antenna, dual-band, and MIMO—40% faster downloads and streaming compared to the next fastest tablet.
• High-performance processor and graphics engine for snappy and very smooth experience.
• Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio—the standard in high-end audio—available for the first time on a tablet.
• 11 hours of battery life.
• Front-facing HD camera with custom Skype application.
• New Amazon-exclusive features like X-Ray for Movies, X-Ray for Textbooks, Immersion Reading, Whispersync for Voice, Whispersync for Games, and Kindle FreeTime.
• World’s largest content ecosystem with over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines.
• Best cross-platform interoperability, with Amazon apps available on the largest number of devices and platforms so customers can access content anytime, anywhere.
See the new Kindle Fire HD on Amazon, read the full press release for the 2nd generation Kindle Fire, or read the Wikipedia page.