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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 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 >
According to a recent report released by the Association of American Publishers, e-book net sales have increased to $69.9 million compared to $32.4 million in January 2010, continuing the rapidly rising demand for electronic books while sales of hardcover and paperback books continued to fall. The sales have increased 115% compared to sales this time last year as well. Sweeping technological changes have worried the book industry as it tries to attract e-readers and tablets such as the iPad – introduced into the publishing market as overall U.S book sales have declined. It isn’t surprising 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 >
As March comes to an end and April approaches, iPad news is becoming the talk of the town. Today everyone got a glimpse at Amazon’s free Kindle app for the iPad. A Barnes & Noble app is also on the way, courtesy of a report in the New York Times. The Kindle app for the iPad has been completely redesigned by a team of 14 developers who have been working on it since January. The developers were working to redefine the core screen and reading experience to allow for custom fonts in multiple colors, slow page turns, and new ways to view your eBook library.
One of the views they worked on, as More >
Amazon has quietly unleashed its Kindle app for Mac. The 22MB file is for Intel-based machines only, OS X 10.5 and above.
The app allows you to download Kindle books you already own, and read them at leisure on your Mac; synchronization of your progress through the book is automatic, and will keep track with your Kindle or iPhone reading. It displays your bookmarks and highlights from your Kindle reading sessions, but doesn’t let you create new highlights. You can adjust font size and line length to suit your visual acuity; turning pages is accomplished by using the scroll wheel on your More >
Amazon announced a few weeks ago that they were opening up the Kindle for development and as of today they have officially started to accept requests for the Development Kit which is in limited beta. You can head over toÃ‚Â Amazon to sign up and be a beta developer and to request the KDK. The site also has an updated Kindle Development Kit FAQs and API information for anyone who is interested.
When the Kindle was first released Steve Jobs said “people don’t read anymore” when talking about why the Kindle would be a failure. Ironically, when Apple released the iPad, Jobs spent much of the time flaunting off how good of a reader it is. When comparing the Kindle to the iPad, in terms of battery life the figures indicate 1 week to 10 hours, a pretty big difference as you can see. Walt Mossberg did a quick interview with Steve Jobs after the unveiling of the device and asked about this , to which Jobs replied “you’re not going to read for 10 hours…you just end up pluggin’ it in.” More >