05/23/2013 02:02 EDT | Updated 07/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Amazon Kindle Fire: Canada Release Date Set At June 13

TORONTO - 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.

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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