Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kindle Fire HD 7" and 8.9" International models are available for pre-orders globally. Appstore for Android is now open for almost 200 countries. Angry Birds Space app is free through June 3. UPDATE

Quick Alert: Amazon finally takes Kindle Fire HD international - Available for Pre-Order through Amazon, in over 170 countries and shipping June 13

Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle Fire HD global tablets -- 7" and 8.9" can now be pre-ordered by customers in 170+ countries around the world and will ship June 13.  Details are on the product pages linked here for the new global models.

1. Canada is included, of course, but has its own product pages for these at the Amazon Canada store (rather than orderable on the Kindle Int'l product pages).
  Canada ONLY: Kindle Fire HD 7",  Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

2. Both the 7" and 8.9" HD Internationa/Global models are available to the almost 170 countries outside the U.S.
  Kindle Fire HD Global - 7" $214,  8.9" $284

Also announced was the opening, finally, of the Amazon Appstore for Android to almost 200 countries.  From the press release:
' Customers around the world can now buy apps and games directly from the Amazon Appstore on Macs, PCs or Android phones and tablets (including Kindle Fire)...

To celebrate the launch, the Amazon Appstore is bringing back one of its most popular Free Apps of the Day, “Fruit Ninja,” along with “Cut the Rope: Experiments.”  These will be available, for free, on May 23 and May 24, respectively. With the Amazon Appstore, customers will have access to popular features like the “Free App of the Day,” which offers a paid app for free every day.

In addition, the Amazon Appstore includes popular Amazon features like personalized recommendations, customer reviews and 1-Click payments.  One of the important benefits of the Amazon Appstore is that Amazon tests apps and games to make sure they function and perform properly before they are made available to customers.

In addition, Amazon backs its apps and games with its own world-class Customer Service. Apps and games purchased from Amazon can be used across any compatible Android device, enabling customers to buy an app or game once and enjoy it everywhere.

 For a limited time, consumers will also find great promotions and discounts on popular games from leading brands such as Ubisoft, Sega and Rovio, including Angry Birds Space for free through June 3.
  Customers can visit to start browsing apps. '

This is following recent launches of the app store for the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China and Japan.   Brazil will be included "in the coming months."

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