Amazon has announced a big upgrade to its Android-based Kindles, adding better displays and a 'Mayday' button for free live technical support.
Dick Smith will be stocking Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet in Australia when it's released here in June.
Amazon will begin selling its Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and Kindle Fire HD tablets in Australia next month, but is it a case of too little too late?
Shopping giant Amazon is planning a 10-inch version of its popular low-cost Android tablet the Kindle Fire, according to fresh rumours.
Aussie retailer JB Hi-Fi has expanded its digital content offering to now include eBooks, taking on online giant Amazon at its own game.
Amazon's latest announcements aren't just about new devices - new functions have also been implemented for the Kindle family.
Along with the Kindle Fire HD, Amazon has introduced the Kindle Paperwhite, an e-reader with a front lit display.
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.
In a pinch, we’d say rumours of a 7-inch iPad are, thanks to Steve Jobs’ previous statements, totally fanciful, but the idea of a 7.85-incher looks like a clincher.
The Kindle Touch 3G started shipping last Friday (US time), a week earlier than the announced shipping date.
Worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to total 118.9 million units in 2012, almost double the number of units sold in 2011, with Apple's iOS still easily the dominant tablet operating system as consumers continue to snap up the iPad.
Amazon has launched an in-app purchasing service for developers and publishers using the Android platform.
It's boxy, but it's good. Mostly.
Given the rapidity of change in the tablet market it takes a bold forecaster to make projections even three years out, but IDC has taken on the challenge: it is tipping Android devices sales to outnumber iOS by 2015 thanks to a proliferation of low cost eReaders, but sees iOS continuing to be the leader by share of revenue.
Worldwide shipments of eReaders will nearly triple from the 25 million expected to reach the market this year to 67 million eReaders by 2016.
Google eBooks are now available to Australian customers. Two local booksellers are already onboard, and an affiliate program is open for website operators.
Over the last three years the use of e-books as an alternative to print books has stalled with a new global survey of 6,500 students finding students still find the two equally important for their studies. According to Gartner research director Marti Harris part of the problem is a persistent lack of standards in terms of the e-book platform.
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.
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