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Amazon’s Kindle Fire announcement – the lowdown

A brand new range of Kindle Fire models have been announced by Amazon at a press event held in California, USA yesterday.

The rest of the world has had to wait almost a year for the Kindle Fire to cross the oceans, and now we’re spoilt for choice with two versions of the Amazon tablet being released in the coming weeks.

Just in time for the Christmas rush and beating Microsoft in the tablet race, the new Kindle Fire HD range will surely give the Google Nexus 7 a run for its money.

If you were confused by the announcement, you can be forgiven as different versions, prices and capabilities can put your head into a bit of a spin. Thankfully, we haven’t let that Friday feeling get the better of us (yet) and have put together everything you need to know about the Kindle Fire HD range so you can make an informed decision on your new tablet of choice.

Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD
16 GB version £159
32GB version £199
According to Amazon, this is “the world’s most-advanced 7” tablet”
– 7” HD display 1280×800, up to 720p HD
– Super-fast Wi-Fi
– Dolby audio
– 11 hours battery life
– Dimensions: 19.3 cm x 13.7 cm x 1.03 cm
– Weight: 395g
– Access to 22 million films, songs, apps and other media content

New Kindle Fire

New Kindle Fire £129
The upgraded version of the Kindle Fire that has been available in the States for a while.
– 7″ colour touchscreen 1024×600
– Faster processor – 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM
– Double the memory – 8GB plus Cloud storage
– Longer battery life – 9 hours mixed use
– Dimensions: 18.9 cm x 12 cm x 1.15 cm
– Weight: 400g

Look forward to some brilliant new Kindle Fire cases from Proporta around the corner. In the meantime, you can see all our existing Kindle covers now.

Kindle Touch now on sale in UK and Europe

The Kindle Touch release has been announced by Amazon for 27th April and is now available for pre-order across the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. (If you can’t wait that long, there is a great Kindle Touch cover range already at Proporta.)

Kindle Touch

The Kindle Touch – a touch screen e-reader – will be sold as a wi-fi only option for £109 or with wi-fi and 3G for £169, with no connection fee payable monthly.

The new Kindle has been on sale in the US for around five months and has been highly anticipated on European soil since then, with the Kindle Fire still to be released outside of America.

Competing with touch screen e-readers from Sony and Kobo, the Kindle Touch release is set to be the latest in a long line of runaway successes by Amazon and is expected to continue to dominate this market.

With a large Kindle Touch cover range available from Proporta, there are plenty of reasons to keep a new Kindle protected due to its impressive features with a Kindle case, which include:

– “Experimental” web browser
– 70g weight which is heavier than the Kindle 4
– “X-Ray” feature allowing readers to find passages in a book
– Portrait and landscape modes
– Harry Potter will be available as an e-book series to the new Kindle

With so many new features, there’s more reason than ever to make sure that you protect your e-reader with a Kindle case. There is a large Kindle Touch cover choice available at Proporta right now.