Dixons Stores Group – the company which encompasses PC World, Dixons, and Currys – has revealed that it will be selling the Amazon Kindle Fire later this year.

Specific details are non-existent regarding the 'when' and the 'how much'. Some sources connected to the company have suggested it may be available in the autumn of 2012. Read more tablet reviews.

The Amazon Kindle Fire is a basic 7in tablet PC based in part on Google's Android operating system. Amazon sells the device in the US for $199 as a means to access locked-down digital ebooks that the online retailer licenses to its readers. 

Amazon Kndle Fire

In the US, the Kindle Fire can also access streamed media such as films and TV programmes.

Competition in the circa-7in tablet market may soon prove too hot for the Kindle Fire to handle. 

Google has enlisted Asus to build its Nexus 7 tablet, due to be launched in the UK around the 19th of July 2012.

And speculation continues that Apple may have a larger 7.85in Mini iPad ready for this autumn too.