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Amazon's Kindle Fire to hit UK in January?

by Doug Drinkwater

December 7 2011

Amazon's Kindle Fire is seen by some as the first serious competitor to Apple's iPad
Amazon's Kindle Fire is seen by some as the first serious competitor to Apple's iPad

An unconfirmed report claims that Amazon's 7-inch tablet is set to hit British shores.

Citing a source "close to the launch", Know Your Mobile reports that the tablet will arrive in the UK in early 2012,

The Kindle Fire went on sale in the US for $199 on 15th November, but a European release was not mentioned at the time. The tablet has generally received a warm welcome from reviewers since its launch, with some market watchers claiming that the tablet is having a positive effect on the Android ecosystem.

Meanwhile, market researchers have forecast the Kindle Fire to come to occupy second place in the tablet market by Q4 of this year.

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