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Displaying items by tag: Kindle

Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:14

Amazon on fire with new Kindles

Amazon has announced a big upgrade to its Android-based Kindles, adding better displays and a 'Mayday' button for free live technical support.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:35

Dick on Fire with new Kindle

Dick Smith will be stocking Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet in Australia when it's released here in June.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:33

Amazon starts a Fire sale

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?

Published in Mobility
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
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:48

Read some eBooks with JB NOW

Aussie retailer JB Hi-Fi has expanded its digital content offering to now include eBooks, taking on online giant Amazon at its own game.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 07 September 2012 09:19

Amazon updates Kindle software feature set

Amazon's latest announcements aren't just about new devices - new functions have also been implemented for the Kindle family.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 07 September 2012 08:46

Amazon delivers read-in-the-dark Kindle Paperwhite

Along with the Kindle Fire HD, Amazon has introduced the Kindle Paperwhite, an e-reader with a front lit display.

Published in Entertainment
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

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.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 23 April 2012 08:38

Kindle Touch 3G ships early

The Kindle Touch 3G started shipping last Friday (US time), a week earlier than the announced shipping date.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:24

Tablet sales up, Apple remains dominant

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.

Published in Market
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
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 23:38

Review: Toshiba AT1S0 tablet


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.

Published in Market
Friday, 02 December 2011 15:56

eBook market surges with popularity of tablets

The eBook market continues to record strong growth with the upsurge in usage of tablet devices, with revenues from eBooks delivered to portable devices forecast to be pushed to $9.7 billion by 2016, up from just $3.2 billion this year.

Published in Market
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:47

eReader market expected to triple in five years

Worldwide shipments of eReaders will nearly triple from the 25 million expected to reach the market this year to 67 million eReaders by 2016.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 14:27

Google eBooks reaches Australia

Google eBooks are now available to Australian customers. Two local booksellers are already onboard, and an affiliate program is open for website operators.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 16:27

Standards stall students' use of e-books

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.

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
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