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Amazon is making its Kindle Fire HD tablets broadly available internationally, with preorders shipping in June. The tablets were already available in Europe and Japan.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets
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Amazon is greatly expanding the number of countries where its Kindle Fire HD tablets are available, the company announced Thursday. The Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ slates are available for preorder in “over 170 countries and territories around the world” today and will start shipping on June 13 in new regions.

The tablets were already available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan (as well as the U.S., of course). While a 4G LTE version of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is available in the U.S., only Wi-Fi versions are available internationally.

“Kindle Fire HD is the #1 best-selling item in the world for Amazon since its launch, and we’re thrilled to make it available to even more customers around the globe today,” Dave Limp, VP Kindle, said in a statement.

In the U.S., the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, which is Amazon’s answer to the iPad, got a big price cut in March. The 4G LTE, 32 GB version, which had been $499, was cut to $399. The Wi-Fi-only version of the same tablet got a price cut of $30 — to $269 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB version. Internationally, prices will vary based on operating costs.

  1. After Amazon made a successful campaign and distribution of Kindle Fire in US, it is very likely that the device will gain its popularity in other countries as well.

    I bought Kindle Fire just few days ago and since then I spend a lot of time with it. I check my Facebook, browse internet, watch videos, play games and what not on my Kindle Fire.

    I the beginning I was sceptic to have a great product from amazon, but Kindle Fire impressed me a lot.

    I am so happy with my purchase, so I have created its review for everyone who is thinking about buying one:

    http://www.squidoo.com/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-review-deals-and-features

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