Surely any self respecting Register reader who wants one has already got one, haven't they?
Early 2012 date for UK Kindle Fire debut
Amazon will release the Kindle Fire over here in the UK during January 2012, it has been claimed. The Android-based Fire went on sale in the US on 15 November for $199 (£127), a price point that has got a lot of folk in the UK eager to get their mitts on one. They won't get it before Christmas, a mole claiming to be close to …
Wednesday 7th December 2011 17:04 GMT dotdavid
Wednesday 7th December 2011 17:47 GMT disco_stu
Wednesday 7th December 2011 17:47 GMT Richard 120
Wednesday 7th December 2011 20:44 GMT Mr Brush
Picked one up while on a US visit last month.
It's a bit of a shock when it tells you that UK accounts can't access anything (even the free stuff) from the Amazon Market, but GetJar did the job over there until I had a chance to root and sideload the regular market when I got home.
Fab bit of kit at a great price, I just hope that rip-off britain prices don't apply when it does cross the pond legitimately.
Wednesday 7th December 2011 20:44 GMT Anonymous Coward
Wednesday 7th December 2011 20:44 GMT Fuzz
Wednesday 7th December 2011 20:44 GMT MarkA
The screen sensitivity is crap. I've had to factory reset it twice and "cold" boot it twice in two weeks. You press the button to turn it on and then go put the kettle on whilst you wait for it to wake up. If you don't wait and press it again it will switch itself off because, well, you pressed twice within one minute so you must mean it.
It's just very poor in everything it does apart from displaying books. And why go from a months worth of battery to 8 hours, just to read a book.
Reluctantly, mine went back yesterday and, yes, I went to my final option; the usual fondleslab which, although costing an arm and a leg, does all the things I'd convinced myself I didn't want or need but found myself wishing I had.
Monday 12th December 2011 16:35 GMT Lamont Cranston