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Amazon added some firepower to the Kindle lineup and recently announced their entry into the tablet market with the Amazon Fire. The main selling point to the new tablet is undoubtedly the $199 price tag, positioning it well below Apple’s bottom-of-the-line iPad.
The Fire has a 7-inch IPS display (Gorilla glass and 169 pixels per inch), 8 GB of storage, a dual core CPU, 512 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi only, weighing in at just 14.6 ounces. The battery life was oddly enough not mentioned during the presentation of the device. Amazon did address the 8GB of storage space, informing everyone that anyone More >
Amazon was previously known to be holding a press event in New York City this upcoming Wednesday where it was said that they would unveil Android-based tablet. The folks over at TechCrunch were able to get more information regarding the tablet. It is now known that the Android-powered tablet is going to be known as “Kindle Fire” in order to differentiate itself from the previous e-ink tablets. The Kingle Fire will begin to ship during the second week of November with a similar-sized 7-inch screen. Furthermore, the device is said to look much like BlackBerry’s PlayBook according to More >
Amazon, the retail giant sent out invitation for a New York Press event on Friday, September 23, 2011. The invitation said the following: “Please join us for an Amazon.com press conference.” What the invitations seemed to leave out was an explanation of what to expect, leaving much to speculation. Is Amazon about to announce its long-rumored tablet on Wednesday?
In July, reports began to arise of people familiar with the company’s hardware ambitions expecting Amazon to release a tablet computer by October. The tablet, according to sources, is expected to have a roughly nine-inch screen and More >
The folks over at The Register are reporting that Apple’s iCloud service is powered by Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS servers for hosting. Apple reportedly wants to focus on building the consumer side experience of iCloud instead of becoming a full-time cloud storage service provider. After the unsuccessful launch of MobileMe, Apple outsourcing it’s server-side duties o those that are more experienced and trusted in the server/cloud sphere provides a blanket of technical security as well as PR security. If someone screws up, Apple doesn’t have to take all the blame. It is a bit shocking More >
Amazon recently updated its Kindle, iOS application with support for magazine and newspaper subscriptions. iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch users can now browse, purchase, and read from more than 100 newspapers and magazines. These publications are complete with high resolution color photos, and the company confirmed that more content is on the way as well.
Customers with Amazon subscriptions can find recent issues under the “Archived Items” menu inside the application. The update also removes Amazon’s Kindle Store button from the app now, allowing users to share quotes and passages with More >
Amazon recently announced that their customers are now purchasing more books for the Kindle than print books, including hardcover and paperback combined. According to their reports, since April 1st, for every 100 print books that were sold on Amazon, the site sold 105 Kindle eBooks.
“Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books,” Amazon’s CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos said. “We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happy this quickly — we’ve been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four More >
Last week Amazon.com, Inc. announced the Amazon Appstore for Android and now they just released – the Amazon Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of More >
Amazon.com Inc. reportedly is working on a service that could be unveiled as early as next week to store customers’ music, video and books “in the cloud.”
Amazon has spoken with some of the major record companies and Hollywood film studios about creating a digital locker service for their film and music libraries and could announce the plans as early as next week, sources told CNET
Sources from both the film and music industries said Amazon is working on creating a cloud locker service that would enable users to store their existing music, film, and book collections, even content More >
With the big reveal of the $249.99 price tag, the Nintendo 3DS is finally official, now there’s only one question left, how much will the games cost? A total of 30+ titles have been announced to hit shelves coming to us all the way up to the time of E3. Even though the company has given us quite a lot of info on the games themselves, they are remaining pretty silent about which games will be “launch titles”. Hush-hush is also Nintendo’s stance on revealing the price of the titles. But it wasn’t too difficult to get a pretty good idea of a price range we’ll see.
Currently in the US, we’re More >
The official Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 is now available for download in the Zune Marketplace. Kindle for Windows Phone brings over 750,000 books, magazines and newspapers from the Kindle platform over to the new Windows Phone 7 devices. The app also features Amazon Whispersync which automatically syncs your bookmarks, last page read, and highlights across various platforms and devices.
- Shop the Kindle Store for over 750,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 550,000* More >