By November 19, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 starts shipping

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Just a few weeks after the initial announcements of the new Kindle Fire HDX, news just in that Amazon’s latest tablet has started shipping in the UK.

With models starting at £329.00 for the 16GB WiFi version up to £489 for the 64GB WiFi/4G version. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4G LTE will be released on 13 December and that can also be pre-ordered now.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” combines groundbreaking hardware, Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” and new features like expanded X-Ray for films and TV and the revolutionary new Mayday button.  Front-facing HD camera makes it easy to stay in touch with Skype, plus a new 8 megapixel wide- aperture rear-facing camera offers crisp photos and 1080p HD video.   Learn more about the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” at

  • Astonishingly light design — at just 374 grams, the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX is the lightest large-screen tablet, 34% lighter than the previous generation.
  • Powered by the latest version of Fire OS — Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito” — with hundreds of new and upgraded features, platform updates and Amazon-exclusive services.
  • New Mayday button delivers revolutionary, live tech support — one tap connects you to an Amazon expert who can guide you remotely through any feature — 24/7, 365 days a year, and free of charge. 15 seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal.
  • Kindle FreeTime extends parental controls to give parents a simple, engaging way to manage the way children use Kindle Fire — parents select content and set time limits by content type.
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera makes it easy to stay in touch with Skype
  • Watch thousands of films and TV shows with LOVEFiLM, Europe’s leading film subscription service. Expanded X-Ray for films and TV, adding trivia, character backstories and soundtrack information.
  • All-day battery life — up to 11 hours of mixed use and 17 hours of reading.
  • Updated e-mail, calendar and Silk browser to stay connected and productive.
  • New enterprise features including hardware and software encryption, Kerberos Intranet, secure
  • Wi-Fi connections, VPN integration and wireless printing.
  • Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio and virtual 5.1 multi-channel surround sound — the standard in high-end audio.
  • Full integration with the world’s best content ecosystem — over 27 million films, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks and magazines.
  • New Origami covers feature an innovative design that allows you to position Fire HDX in both portrait and landscape mode.
  • The 8.9” Kindle Fire HDX is £329.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ has the highest resolution (2560×1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of any Kindle Fire tablet, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over four million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

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