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This article was published on October 17, 2013


Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX tablets go on sale in Canada, as pre-orders open in the UK

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX tablets go on sale in Canada, as pre-orders open in the UK Image by: David McNew
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

feature-cs._V357418975_Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire HDX to the world in September and now it is expanding the availability of its third-generation tablets beyond the US. The devices are now available in Canada, while pre-orders have opened in the UK ahead of a November 13 launch.

The new tablets — available in 7- and 8.9-inch sizes — are powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm. The screen is an HDX display — with a pixel density of 339 ppi and 4 million pixels — while the tablet also boasts 100 percent sRGB color accuracy and dynamic image contrast.

The 8.9-inch version is priced from C$399 (for a 16GB model), while the 7-inch tablet costs upwards of C$254 (for a 16GB of model). The retooled Kindle Fire HD is also available from C$149. The devices will cost from £329, £199 and £149 respectively in the UK.

Last time around Canadians had to wait nine months for the latest Kindles, this time the wait is a lot shorter.

➤ Kindle Fire HDX Now Available in Canada—Powerhouse Tablets Built for Work and Play [Amazon]

Thumbnail image via David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

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