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Displaying items by tag: Kindle

Friday, 05 February 2010 09:18

Amazon gearing up to compete with iPad?

Amazon has reportedly acquired a touchscreen developer whose technology is cheaper and in some ways better than that used in the iPad. Is this the harbinger of a future multitouch Kindle?

Published in Mobility
In a couple of blog posts, people at Adobe have launched a sort of pre-emptive strike against the iPad and its iBook Store, criticizing Apple for not supporting Flash and claiming that its iBooks will only work on the iPad.
Published in Mobility
Tech analyst company Ovum has weighed in the future of Apples new tech gamble, the iPad.  The focus of the companies analysis is on the iPad's abilities as an e-reader and what that might mean for the industry.
Published in Home Tech
Friday, 29 January 2010 10:38

Amazon sales soar

Amazon has reported fourth-quarter sales of $US9.52 billion, compared with $US6.70 billion in 2008. The Kindle seems to be part of that success.
Friday, 29 January 2010 09:56

Is the iPad for you?

Who exactly is Apple thinking will be attracted to the new iPad device?  Some believe the device will revolutionise portable computing, others are less impressed.
Published in Radioactive IT
Monday, 25 January 2010 11:27

'Active content' - Kindle Apps in all but name?

It might not lead to a gold rush like we saw with Apple's App Store, but Amazon has announced an SDK for developers wishing to create 'active content' for the Kindle.

Published in Development
Thursday, 21 January 2010 03:41

Amazon bumps Kindle royalty rate

Amazon has announced a new royalty structure for authors using the company's Kindle Digital Text Platform to publish their books. The new rate matches the terms Apple is reportedly ready to offer book publishers.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 07:41

Apple confirms January 27 event

Apple's definitely announcing something later this month - but what? Presumably it's the long-expected tablet...

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 08 January 2010 04:04

Kindle DX goes global, Alex gets a price

The larger version of Amazon's Kindle e-reader is now available for order from more than a hundred countries around the world. And a price and on-sale date has been announced for the dual-screen competitor Alex.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 00:48

E-books outstrip paper books in Christmas sales

Amazon has released some stats and factoids about the 2009 holiday shopping season, including the news that it sold more Kindle books than physical books on Christmas Day. It also claims that the Kindle is the "most gifted item in Amazon's history."

Published in Market
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 04:48

Kindle for iPhone reaches a wider audience

Amazon's Kindle for iPhone app is now available in more than 60 countries, reflecting the wider availability of the Kindle hardware.

Published in Development
Thursday, 10 December 2009 04:00

Analyst points to spring launch for Apple tablet

An analyst for investment firm Oppenheimer has told clients to expect a March or April launch for the Apple tablet. He also claims that Apple is wooing book publishers with more attractive terms than they get from Amazon for the Kindle.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 02:29

Kindle battery life extended; PDF support added

A firmware upgrade boosts Kindle battery life and provides a native PDF reader.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 21 November 2009 07:33

Can't get no Nook (til next year)

Barnes & Noble's announced that its new Nook e-reader is out of stock until 2010. The next projected shipping date is early next January.

Published in Mobility
The burgeoning market for e-book readers is about to become even more crowded, as Creative Technology demonstrated its MediaBook reader to attendees at its Annual General Meeting.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 29 October 2009 10:14

Kindle piques Aussie interest in ebooks

While there's no indication yet of how many Australians have ordered a Kindle, there are signs of considerable interest.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 26 October 2009 09:47

Santa's Kindle shoppers hedge on the $A

In less than three weeks the price Australians can expect to pay for a Kindle e-book has dropped from $314 to $280. If the $A achieves parity with the $US it could fall another $21 – leaving local Christmas shoppers literally hedging their bets about when to buy.
Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 15 October 2009 02:43

Barnes & Noble e-reader due next week?

Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble is reportedly about to release an e-book reader to compete with Amazon's Kindle. The device is expected to make its debut on October 20, but possible photos have leaked out in the meantime.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 10:54

Kindle e-book goes international

Amazon is expanding the availability of its Kindle e-book device to more than 100 countries, including Australia. Hundreds of thousands of titles are offered, mostly at prices below the print editions.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 03 October 2009 00:18

Kindle lawsuit settled

The student who sued Amazon after the company deleted his Kindle copy of 1984 -- along with all his notes -- has agreed to drop the suit. But the settlement agreement, which has been made public, spells out exactly what Amazon can delete and when.

Published in Mobility
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