13:43 08 September 2012
Job opportunities are expected to be opened up by the online retailer giant Amazon, following their new Kindle Fire launch. There are plans for 2,000 jobs to be spread across three UK locations by 2015.
Amazon, not just a rainforest but a company well known for its online products - including the Kindle e-book reader, have made two new HD versions of the Kindle Fire.
The first devise has a 7 inch screen and will sell in the UK next month for £159, with the second devise having an 8.9 inch screen. It is unknown when the larger screen will be available to buy in Britain.
It is understood that Amazon hope their new products will compete with Apple who populate the tablet technology market with their iPad.
The presence of a traditional PC in the home is fading fast, and reportedly Amazon hope to prosper from people downloading content such as books, music and films onto their new Kindle Fire.
Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said at the launch in California: “We want to make money when people use our devices, not when they buy our devices.”
Tough competition is expected to come from Google this year with their devise the Nexus 7, and there are reports Microsoft will also introduce a tablet in 2012.
Allegedly Apple is expected to launch another version of the iPad which will be cheaper and smaller in size.
"Amazon has a massive advantage in the UK because of its brand name and the fact it will have its devices promoted and sold in Waterstones book stores later this year," said Philip Jones, Deputy Editor of the ‘Bookseller magazine’, as reported by the BBC.
"But I wouldn't write off the Nook or Kobo at this point.”
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