The rumour mill has been in full flight over the last month with Amazon expected to announce a Kindle phone at last night’s announcement. However it was not to be, instead Amazon announced a number of new additions to the Fire range bringing in the HD 7 and HD 8.9, with the HD 8.9 coming in an LTE version also. The bad news? At this stage they will not make it to Australia, which in turn makes sense as the Amazon Appstore does not work in Australia and the Fire’s ecosystem is solely built around this and it’s bookstore. Maybe one day I suppose. Are you annoyed at Amazon’s neglect of the Australian market? Let us know in the comments.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch – starts at US$199, shipping September 14:

  • 16 GB / 32 GB storage options
  • 7-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen at 216 PPI
  • TI OMAP 4460 processor
  • 802.11n 5 Ghz MIMO Wi-Fi antenna
  • 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • 11 hours battery life

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch – starts at US$299, US$499 for LTE/32GB, shipping November 20

  • 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB storage options
  • 8.9-inch 1920 x 1200 touchscreen at 254 PPI
  • TI OMAP 4470 processor and Imagination SGX544 graphics engine
  • 9.4 x 7.31 x 0.34 inches
  • 802.11n 5 Ghz MIMO Wi-Fi antenna
Source: Android Central.
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    Really pissed of with Amazon,if only the Nexus 7 had been available when I bought the Fire.
    I will never buy another amazon product.


    Hmmm, a 8.9 running cm10 – that’d get me! But alas, not available in Aus from Amazon, and the eBay price would be inflated.


    Nice, but I’m waiting for iPad mini annoncement then decide.


    This is disappointing news, I read the press release and looked through the release page on Amazon just now. I use one of the original Kindles, but I would LOVE to get the Fire HD. It would do everything I wanted 🙁