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Tis the season to go shopping, for someone else or on yourself, and when it comes to swank hardware electronics, it seems everyone wants a Kindle. According to Amazon, customers are purchasing Kindle devices at a rate of more than 1 million per week, and not just for the past 7 days, but for the third week in a row!... Read more...
Although it launched with much hype and eager anticipation, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has received lukewarm reception by some of its users. The most disgruntled new owners of the tablet are even packing it up and returning it to Amazon. There are a number of complaints surrounding the new tablet, including the lack of external volume controls.... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, OCZ's Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and how not to get burned, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core Limited Edition graphics... Read more...
Nook Tablet? "Bring it on," says the Kindle Fire. Amazon's first tablet is getting pumped up with a slew of notable apps, and as we've seen with the iPad, it's the apps that make or break a product. Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, Rhapsody and games from EA, Zynga and Rovio will be hitting the Kindle Fire next week, along with "several thousand... Read more...
Guess what? Kindle Cloud Reader is making its way onto another platform, and it's a major one. Amazon's HTML5-based Kindle web app has just gained native support for Mozilla Firefox, enabling those users tap into their Kindle book library on a browser they're already familiar with. To start reading, go to http://read.amazon.com using Chrome,... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle just keeps spreading its wings. What started as a wait-and-see thing for Amazon has blossomed into a full-on product category, and with the introduction of the Kindle Fire, things are certainly not cooling off. Now, the company's introducing the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. With an Amazon Prime... Read more...
Will your next Kindle be bendable? Maybe! AUO has recently showcased a new electronic ink screen that you can actually bend. Yes, bend. It's a 6" Rollable Organic TFT E-paper sheet, made pliable with high efficiency parts and plastic materials (PEN). Users can place the E-paper in their briefcases or purses without worry of damage. In addition,... Read more...
Amazon is ditching the Mobi 7 file system in favor of the new Kindle Format 8 (KF8). The new file system, which has already been showcased on the soon-to-be-released Kindle Fire, is designed to enable publishers to use HTML5 for rich formatting in everything from children’s books to engineering textbooks. The basic new features include... Read more...
One of the less logical claims that's been made about tablets in the past twelve months is that the devices would somehow supplant or replace notebooks. This last has been supported by various companies, including Apple (claims that Apple became the top mobile vendor in 2011 factor tablet sales into the equation). Sales data continues to indicate... Read more...
The Kindle Fire wasn't the only new product to launch during this week's Amazonfest. The company went all-out by introducing a whole slew of new products, including a $79 keyboard-less Kindle, a touchscreen-based Kindle and a renamed "Kindle Keyboard," with a lower-than-ever-before $99 starting price point. In a... Read more...
Amazon has just officially takes the wraps off the Kindle Fire, a new Android-based, relatively low-cost tablet, that’s poised to make some waves this holiday season. The Kindle Fire is a 7” tablet with a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 that runs Android 2.3. The display uses IPS technology and features an anti-glare coating,... Read more...
Amazon is one of the major corporate success stories of the dot-com era and has played a significant part in driving the consumption of digital content. If certain allegations are true, it's also guilty of treating its workers quite poorly. Multiple warehouse employees working in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, have... Read more...
Is it really on? Like Donkey Kong? Can't say much on behalf of Nintendo's famed gorilla (or is he an ape?), but Amazon just might be getting ready to smash the holiday sales figures that they always seem to smash. A media invite has been making the rounds asking the masses to "please join" the company for a press event on September 28th. Whenever... Read more...
Amazon has announced that it will begin cracking down on authors who upload so-called "private label rights" e-books via the Kindle Direct Publishing service. According to an email sent to the authors of titles that were removed, Amazon is now filtering and deleting "undifferentiated or barely differentiated" e-books submitted for publishing... Read more...
Just months after Amazon's Cloud Music / Video offerings came online, the Kindle Cloud Reader is following suit. The new service will allow users to read nearly a million Kindle books right on the web browser, with no download or install required. It's entirely built around the HTML5 web standard, and automatically optimizes books for the... Read more...
A new lawsuit filed today by the law firm of Hagens, Berman, Sobol, and Shapiro alleges that a group of publishers including the Hatchette Book Group, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster collaborated with Apple over several years to break Amazon's e-book pricing structure. The allegations are... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle eBook reader is only a few price cuts away from being a totally free device (slight exaggeration). The latest deal isn't a straight up price cut, per se, but an attractive offer on a refurbished model. Available now via Amazon's Warehouse Deals portal, the online retailer is selling its popular third generation Wi-Fi Kindle... Read more...
Rumors that Amazon is planning a tablet of its own have sparked concerns over whether or not the company can properly differentiate between Kindle and a tablet without inadvertently cannibalizing or obviating the former--but what if readers didn't have to choose? Thanks the thinking behind the Nook2Tablet software, which allows readers to... Read more...
On Monday, Amazon.com announced a program that might help students defray their textbook costs: Kindle Textbook Rental.  According to Amazon.com, students can save as much as 80 percent off the purchase price of a textbook. The rental can be as short as 30 days, or as long as 360, and the rental period can easily be extended in increments... Read more...
We've seen a number of prominent tablets launch so far this year, including the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry Playbook, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Hp TouchPad. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, but none has managed to hold a candle to the iPad / iPad 2. Whether measured in terms of sales or consumer anticipation, the iPad continues to outsell... Read more...
Those Amazon.com Android tablets which are continually speculated upon can't come soon enough for the company. For the first time ever, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color, an Android-powered tablet, but one that's not a general tablet unless hacked, has overtaken the Kindle (now in second) as the most popular e-reader. Amazon.com is expected... Read more...
Ever seen one of those television commercials that convinces you that you'll be getting something "valued at" some absurdly high price. This isn't exactly one of those cases, but in a way, it's a lot like that. Barnes & Noble has just revealed that customers who bring their "old eReader" to a B&N store and "upgrade" to a NOOK will... Read more...
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