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

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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]

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Published October 17, 2013 — 05:50 UTC