The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 16, 2012
 

Larger version of Kindle Fire tablet unleashed

 
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Amazon on Thursday began shipping a large-screen, high-definition version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet computers ahead of schedule in a holiday season challenge to Apple iPads.

Kindle Fire HD tablets ordered online were on their way to buyers and more would be available at United States (US) consumer electronics shops beginning Friday, according to Amazon.

"Kindle Fire HD has been Amazon's best-selling product worldwide since launch, and that was before we even started shipping the best tablet we've ever built," said Kindle Vice-President Dave Limp.

"We think customers are going to love web browsing, email, gaming, watching TV shows, reading magazines, and more on the large, stunning HD screen, with fast Wi-Fi and exceptional audio."