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  • New Kindle Fire Software: Multiple Profiles, New Email, Custom Facebook And Skype Apps

    New Kindle Fire Software: Multiple Profiles, New Email, Custom Facebook And Skype Apps

    Amazon in its ongoing press conference has hinted at some improvements to the Kindle Fire software. It seems to be a completely new interface with great improvements to existing apps — or, in some cases, totally new apps. Over the past few days, developers have spotted that the Kindle Fire OS is now based on Android 4.0 instead of 2.2. It remains to be confirmed but the important… Read More

  • Amazon Rumor Roundup: Faster And Cheaper Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch With Better Screen And Maybe A Phone

    Amazon Rumor Roundup: Faster And Cheaper Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch With Better Screen And Maybe A Phone

    Amazon is a company that just cannot stop leaking information about its new products. Before the live coverage of Amazon’s press conference on TechCrunch at 10:30 in Santa Monica, it is now a good time to write down what we know about Amazon’s lineup. New Kindle devices are highly expected and the major focus of the conference should be on hardware. The Nexus 7 has proven to be… Read More

  • Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

    Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

    And Amazon’s pre-announcement PR onslaught continues. While the recent Kindle Fire leak may have ruined Amazon’s big surprise, the online retail giant is still working to position itself as a hotspot for Android developers, and has just released some new stats about the growth of its Android Appstore to back up its claims. Read More

  • Could This Be Amazon’s New Kindle Fire?

    Could This Be Amazon’s New Kindle Fire?

    After this morning’s news that the Kindle Fire is now sold out, The Verge received a leaked photo of what is purported to be the next Kindle Fire. Two models are supposed to be released, a 7-inch variant that will replace the existing device and a new 10-inch device that would put it in competition with Apple and the iPad. The Verge’s report lines up nicely with previous rumors… Read More

  • Amazon’s Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times

    Amazon’s Kindle-Only Titles Downloaded Over 100M Times

    Apparently, Amazon has been crunching its own internal data this week in order to tout the traction surrounding its various products. Only yesterday, the company was talking about numbers related to its Prime two-day delivery, and today it’s boasting about Kindle title downloads. The company now says that its Kindle-exclusive books have been downloaded over 100 million times, and the… Read More

  • Hey Amazon, What Are You Doing With The ‘Firedock’ Trademark?

    Hey Amazon, What Are You Doing With The ‘Firedock’ Trademark?

    For most geeks, uttering the word “Firedock” conjures up images of this Kindle Fire-friendly speaker dock that was announced back in March. But something interesting happened last month — Grace Digital released that very same Kindle Fire speaker dock under a different name on July 17. That by itself isn’t much to write home about, but The Digital Reader points out… Read More

  • Feeling The Heat From Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Line Hits The UK This Fall

    Feeling The Heat From Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Line Hits The UK This Fall

    We’ve heard a lot of rumors in the last year, but now Barnes & Noble has finally unveiled its first official plans for taking its Nook tablets and e-readers to markets outside of the U.S. Today it announced that it will be launching the devices, starting first with the e-readers, in the UK in October, along with a new UK online storefront for the Nook digital bookstore (2.5… Read More

  • FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire

    FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire

    The Digital Reader has done some clever sleuthing to find a filing by Amazon’s shell company, Harpers LLC. The filing shows a fairly large, 10-inch 4:3 screen device that should launch in the fall. You can see the filing here. Read More

  • Barnes And Noble Cuts Nook Tablet Prices As New Kindle Rumors Surface

    Barnes And Noble Cuts Nook Tablet Prices As New Kindle Rumors Surface

    Well, Barnes and Noble seems to be in a giving mood today. The company revealed earlier this morning that eager customers can nab themselves a 16GB Nook Tablet for $199 — $50 off its original price. Meanwhile, the 8GB Nook Tablet now goes for $179 (down from $199), and aging Nook Color can how be had for the relatively low price of $149. As for why Barnes and Noble has suddenly decided… Read More

  • Amazon Now Selling More EBooks Than Real Books In The UK

    Amazon Now Selling More EBooks Than Real Books In The UK

    According to an Amazon UK release, the company is now selling more ebooks than hardback or paperback books in Britain, a tipping point that we reached in the U.S. over a year ago. It took four years for U.S. ebook sales to overtake print sales. The company is selling 114 ebooks for every 100 printed books. Amazon introduced the kindle in the UK two years ago. Read More

  • Amazon Finally Cracking Down On 3G Browsing Cap

    Amazon Finally Cracking Down On 3G Browsing Cap

    There’s a little-known stipulation in Amazon’s 3G browsing, available primarily on their e-ink devices. Ostensibly, downloading items over 3G is completely free but browsing the web using the device’s weird and slow experimental interface is capped at 50MB. Most users have never hit that cap and there haven’t been many reports of actual notifications. That’s… Read More

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