Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet now available from £139

Head over to Carphone Warehouse should you want to grab an Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet on the cheap. The retailer sells the Amazon device for a mere £139, which is £20 less than what Amazon is selling it for. That’s a not-so-negligible 12.6 per cent discount.

The device is essentially an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire (which still retails for £109). You get a 7in HD display (much like the Google Nexus 7), a dual-core TI OMAP4460 system on chip clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB storage, up to 11 hours battery life, Dolby Audio dual-driver stereo speakers, all this for a device that weighs only 395g.

Compared to the Google Nexus 7 (which we reviewed here), the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is way cheaper but lacks a quad core SoC and a front-facing camera.

Still with features such as the Silk browser and unlimited cloud-based storage for Amazon content, the Kindle Fire HD does provide with some exceptional value for money for Amazon customers.

Check out our review of the 7in Amazon Kindle HD tablet as well as the comparison between that tablet and the much more expensive Apple iPad Mini.


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