Amazon today lifted the veil on the newest additions to its lineup of tablet devices and e-readers. Clearly, in an attempt to convince consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season that its hardware can be both cheap and sexy.
If you had your heart set on a larger version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, you’ll have to sit tight for a bit long. Instead of taking on the iPad directly with a 10-inch tablet, Amazon is currently planning to announce two 7-inch Kindle Fire models at its media event next week, CNet reports.
Amazon’s app store for Android has grown massively in popularity since the Kindle Fire was released in November 2011, doubling the number of developers who publish to the store and tripling the number of apps. Plus, Amazon says, hundreds of millions of apps have now been downloaded from the store.
Of course, that’s barely a blip on the Google’s radar, since the official Android market, Google Play, has seen more than 20 billion downloads on 600,000 apps.
The new Kindle Fire is coming out on September 6, and we’ve just gotten a small clue about what may be in store for Amazon’s wildly successful e-reader lineup.
Amazon has sold out of the Kindle Fire a week before its set to announce a new one. How’s that for inventory management?
What does Amazon have in store for its next device unveiling? Likely a 10-inch Kindle Fire.
New documents have emerged suggesting Amazon will produce a new Kindle Fire tablet to proceed the current 7-inch version.
Amazon has just dropped the price for a Kindle to $269 in a fire-sale “deal of the day.’ Some folks, including us, are taking this as a sign that a new Kindle is on the way.
Social still sucks compared to search, Apple users do, in fact, buy more. And the real browser war is not Chrome versus Internet Explorer, but Chrome versus Safari.
Popular music streaming service Spotify has landed on the Kindle Fire, giving it yet another platform to attract users.
While iPad owners are rich and young, Kindle Fire users have an eye on the price tag, says the latest report from analytics company comScore.
Chartboost and TinyCo are launching a program to fuel the creation of games on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. The endorsement shows that the Kindle Fire has a future as a platform for games and that two companies hope to drive an ecosystem that leads to a more vibrant game business.
Amazon is working on a next-generation Kindle Fire tablet that will have a sharper, brighter, 1,280-by-800 pixel screen.
Google’s just-announced Nexus 7 tablet is variously called a threat to Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s larger iPad. A teardown by the folks at iFixit find both Amazon and Apple could learn a few things from the Android-powered device. At the top of that list is how to make repairable — not replaceable — mobile devices.
The Online Publisher’s Association just released the results of a new study on tablet owners’ use and purchase habits. The news is good if you’re a magazine, not so much if you’re a newspaper. But it’s all good if you’re an app developer.
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I was flabbergasted at the news that Microsoft had invested $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s Nook business, making the e-reader subsidiary, at a $1.7 billion valuation, worth more than B&N itself.
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I’ve been testing out the Kindle Fire tablet for the last several weeks. At $199, it’s a tremendous value. It’s no iPad — I just upgraded to the new iPad as well — but it provides a solid base-level tablet and reader. I can think of a lot of uses for it: an e-book reader, a video consumption device, and a dedicated Sonos controller. But the most exciting use I can see for it would be for Amazon to turn into a device that helps small, local retailers.
If you’re considering an Amazon Prime subscription, you might be persuaded by Amazon’s new deal with Viacom to bring 2,000 new titles to the service.