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Amazon is bringing its Kindle Fire to the UK almost a year after the 7in Android tablet's US debut. The good news for folk who've been patiently waiting: it's only 129 quid.

Punters may prefer the better spec'd Fire HD. It's the obvious choice, particularly since it's only 30 quid more expensive. So, just £159 for a 7in, 1280 x 800 tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP processor, 16GB of Flash storage, twin-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi and HDMI out.

Both Fires can be ordered now but won't ship until 25 October.

The new Kindle e-book reader comes out sooner: 12 September. It'll cost a mere £69. Alas, it's not the backlit version, but it's light - just 170g - and supports 802.11n Wi-Fi. It has 2GB of storage and the usual 6in E Ink Pearl display. ®

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