Amazon Kindle Fire Now Available In UK For £188

Those looking to buy the Amazon Kindle Fire can do so from Ebay from a reputable online buyer called Digigood which has more than 184,000 feedbacks.

At £188, the tablet will be launched in the UK in 2012 although Amazon hasn't committed to any dates yet. The version sold by Digigood is a grey import with one year warranty, from the US where it is available for $199, or £129, on Amazon.com.

As such the tablet can't access the Amazon Kindle App store and video streaming, although you should be able to purchase books through Amazon.co.uk and sync the Kindle Fire with your Amazon account to read books.

There may be other location-based issues as well, which will only be solved by the release of a UK version.

The tablet itself runs on a customised version of Android with a TI OMAP4430 dual core Cortex-A9 based system on chip clocked at 1GHz at its heart, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 7-inch IPS multi touch display with a 1024x600 pixel display and free cloud storage for Amazon purchases.

The Kindle Fire has a battery life of up to eight hours and doesn't come with a microSD card slot, cameras, Bluetooth, HDMI or certain other features that are now commonplace on many tablets.