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Displaying items by tag: Kindle Fire

Monday, 06 May 2013 12:31

Massive Fire on the way from Amazon

Shopping giant Amazon is planning a 10-inch version of its popular low-cost Android tablet the Kindle Fire, according to fresh rumours.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 25 January 2013 08:12

Amazon buys its text-to-speech provider

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.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 07 September 2012 08:28

Amazon goes hi-def with the Kindle Fire HD

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.

Published in Mobility

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.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 08:55

Amazon adds in-app purchasing for Android

Amazon has launched an in-app purchasing service for developers and publishers using the Android platform.

Published in Mobility

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.

Flurry, a mobile app analytics and advertising platform, has released some analysis showing, Amazon's Kindle Fire equalling the 'session usage' that Samsung's Galaxy Tab is seeing in astounding record time.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:15

Apple storms ahead: yet another record quarter

The Apple snowball just keeps rolling. The company has reported another record-breaking quarter.

Published in Listed Tech

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.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:05

Amazon sales up but profits down



Amazon has announced a hefty growth in its sales, but it is less profitable than it used to be.


Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 03 October 2011 09:51

Apple forget about Samsung, worry about Amazon

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.

Published in Beerfiles

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.

Published in Market
Thursday, 29 September 2011 09:11

Will Amazon's Kindle Fire fire up the tablet market?

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.

Published in Mobility




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