AMNews: Kindle Fire in UK, £279 BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB, iPad 3, Kupa X11: Windows 8 Ready Tablet at CES 2012

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 price of the 64GB version of the RIM Blackberry PlayBook tablet has fallen by £120 in just one month with Carphone Warehouse now selling the tablet for £279 including delivery. In comparison, Currys still sell the tablet for £329, still down from £399.

Ainol announced last week that it was discontinuing the older Novo 7 basic and advanced editions, which will be replaced by Elf and the Paladin. According to a product page on Chinagrabber, the tablet will come with a 1.5GHz Cortex A8-based AllWinner A10 chipset with a Mali-400 GPU, 1GB DDR3, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera but no rear camera.

As the release date for the next generation iPad approaches the rumour mill is starting to spin frantically. You might have realised by now that this will be the favourite topic on technology sites and amongst Apple fans over the next few months.

During the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2012, the very first tablet in a series of "Windows 8 ready" tablet devices will be revealed. At the event, visitors will witness a Windows 8 preview on this tablet. The device, Kupa X11, is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Oak Trail processor. The tablet will be launched with Windows 7 professional initially - but once "Windows 8 ready" is operative, the tablet will get it.