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Hello Canada! Amazon finally ships Kindle Fire tablet north

Kindle eReaders: Not all Kindles are available in Canada. The models that are available north of the 49th are six-inch electronic ink readers, and include the basic device ($89), the Kindle Keyboard ($189) and the Kindle Touch ($139). If you ship to a U.S. address you can get a Kindle Paperwhite, which illuminates for nighttime reading. The 3G isn’t supported in Canada, so opt for the WiFi-only model ($119 U.S.; ad-free for $139 U.S.).

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About a year and a half after the first model was released in the U.S., Amazon is finally bringing its Kindle Fire tablet to Canada.

The company announced Thursday that it had begun taking pre-orders for two versions of the Kindle Fire HD in Canada.

A seven-inch model with 16 gigabytes of storage sells for $214 while a 8.9-inch unit with 16 gigabytes of storage is $284.

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Tablets with 32 gigabytes of storage are also available for an extra $30.

The products are set to begin shipping on June 13.

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