Shopping giant Amazon is planning a 10-inch version of its popular low-cost Android tablet the Kindle Fire, according to fresh rumours.
Amazon has acquired Ivona Software, the company that provided Amazon with text-to-speech and other technologies used in the Kindle Fire.
Amazon turned to Ivona Software for the text-to-speech, voice guide and explore by touch technologies of its Kindle Fire tablet.
When Amazon announced that its Kindle Fire had sold out, a lot of people assumed a replacement model must be close at hand. The arrival of the Kindle Fire HD - along with the Kindle Paperwhite - proved them right.
Back in the not too distant past, when questioned about the trend to cheap sub-notebooks, the late Steve Jobs famously said that Apple would not know how to make a $500 piece of junk. Instead, Apple gave us the groundbreaking iPad. Now with sub-$200 tablets springing forth like the proverbial waters of the Nile, Apple will have to rethink its iPad strategy.
Amazon has launched an in-app purchasing service for developers and publishers using the Android platform.
The Holiday season saw happy revelers unwrap millions of new, Internet-ready mobile devices. From the latest smartphones to tablets and Ultrabooks, a new class of powerful devices has hit the market.
The Apple snowball just keeps rolling. The company has reported another record-breaking quarter.
Several thousand of the most popular Android apps and games will be available from the Amazon Appstore when the Kindle Fire ships in the US next week.
Amazon has announced a hefty growth in its sales, but it is less profitable than it used to be.
It seems but a distant memory but it was only a month ago that HP withdrew its Touchpad tablet from the market and subsequently caused a frenzy among buyers who snapped them up for $99 in a fire sale. Looking back at that experience, if Apple is not concerned at the emergence of the new Amazon Kindle Fire then it should be.
Fierce competition in the media tablet market in Australia and New Zealand has seen a doubling of sales in the second quarter this year, with Android outpacing Apple's iPad over the three months. Multiple launches of Android-based devices drove the market, with more competition coming soon from Amazon Kindle Fire and other global players.
Amazon's much-rumoured tablet has been announced. The Kindle Fire is an aggressively priced 7in colour device with a new approach to web browsing.
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