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£99 Amazon Kindle Fire: the best value-for-money tablet on the market?

Carphone Warehouse has cut the price of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet from £109 to £99 (oddly enough available only on the phone and instore, perhaps a condition from Amazon itself).

The tablet, which was launched last year, is a second generation Kindle Fire. It runs on a dual-core TI OMAP4430 system on chip, one clocked at 1.2GHz, 20 per cent faster than its predecessor. There’s also 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content, 8GB onboard storage, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixel display and its battery life tops nine hours.

Its design was inspired by that of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Should you be able to hack the Kindle Fire, which runs on a customized version of Google’s Android OS, it will surely be the best value-for-money tablet on the market.

The only tablet with a similar price from a recognized vendor is the Acer Iconia B1 which is a single core tablet but comes with a microSD slot and a camera, both of which are missing on the Kindle Fire.

Check out our review of the Kindle Fire tablet here. Note that Amazon still sells the tablet for £109.

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