Kindle Fire sets developer hearts aflame, says survey

Out of a survey of 2,160 developers using Appcelerator’s Titanium framework, 49 percent in North America chose the Kindle Fire as their preferred Android tablet. North American developers are also twice as interested in the Kindle Fire than they are in Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color — even though it was effectively the first inexpensive Android tablet. (This survey likely didn’t take into account news of the new Nook Tablet, announced last week.)

Barnes & Noble's new $139 Nook is simple, touch-friendly

Just a month after releasing a major update to the Nook Color, Barnes & Noble announced today a smaller, more simplified version of the original black-and-white Nook. At $139, the device will compete better with the Amazon Kindle, which retails for the same price with its Wi-Fi only version, and the just-released $129 touch-enabled Kobo e-reader.