Carphone Warehouse sells the Amazon Kindle Fire HD for £139 (that’s for the 16GB version; the 32GB model costs a whopping £195).
In comparison, the Amazon Kindle Fire sells for £89 from the same retailer, that’s a 37 per cent price difference. Note that Amazon sells the Kindle Fire HD for £159 with Special Offers (sponsored screensavers) and £169 without.
The Kindle Fire HD comes with a dual-core TIO OMAP4460 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with PowerVG GPU, free cloud storage for all Amazon content for life, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, a 7in 1,280 x 800 pixel display, Dolby Audio dual-driver stereo speakers, up to 11 hours battery life.
Other features include a front facing HD camera, one-month free trial of Lovefilm and Amazon Prime, Bluetooth, HDMI out. Unfortunately, there’s no card reader to expand the tablet’s onboard storage capacity.
Unless you want to stick by the Amazon Kindle Fire HD for any specific reasons, the Barnes and Noble Nook HD tablet is, at least on paper, a much better deal for £100 at eBay. It has a higher screen resolution, a faster processor and even a microSD card slot.