Amazon Releases Fire 3.1 for Kindle Fire


Amazon has released an update to its Kindle Fire operating system, Fire 3.1 for Kindle Fire.¬†Headlines for version 3.1 are integration with Goodreads and Second Screen – the ability to fling content from your Kindle Fire to your TV. The update is available for the Kindle Fire HD, the 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX and […]

Amazon Unveils Three New Kindle Fire Tablets to Take on Nexus 7


Amazon has introduced three new Kindle Fire tablets for this year with the aim of taking on Google’s recently revamped Nexus 7 slate. And like the 2013 model of the Nexus 7, Amazon’s comparably spec’ed Kindle Fire tablet retails for the same $230 starting price. The more premium tablets are now branded under the Kindle […]

Why I Pre-ordered a Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

I just pre-ordered an Amazon Kindle Fire Android tablet, announced today at Amazon’s press event in New York City. Why would I jump without ever seeing the thing? Let me share a few reasons I decided to buy the Kindle Fire today. Android on Amazon’s Ecosystem The most significant draw of this device has to […]

Amazon Announcing “Kindle Fire” Tablet on Wednesday, Launches in November?

Kindle Fire Mockup

Last Friday, Amazon sent out press invites for an event scheduled for this Wednesday, September 28th, an event that was rumored to be the launch pad for Amazon’s Android tablet plans. Well, according to TechCrunch, Amazon will indeed be announcing an Android tablet this Wednesday and it will be called the ‘Kindle Fire.’ And while […]

Amazon Announcing Kindle Tablet on September 28th?

Amazon Invite

Amazon has started sending out invites for a press event scheduled to take place in New York City on September 28th and there is rampant speculation that the company might unveil its tablet plans. Earlier this month, we heard that a device called the Kindle Tablet was a real thing and it looks like Amazon […]

Amazon Working on Netflix Model for Digital Books


So far, digital books, or e-books, are only available to users on an a la carte basis, meaning that they pay per book title. However, that may change if Amazon can sway publishers into allowing users to rent books utilizing a premium subscription model similar to what Netflix employs for movies and TV shows. There […]

Amazon Kindle Tablet in Sep or Oct for Hundreds Less


A rumor surfaced late last week that Amazon will follow the lead of HP and price its Android tablet (which is expected to be released in either September or October) for a lot less than the iPad: maybe “hundreds” less. If they do, look for it to be the one Android tablet to really compete […]

Why Amazon’s Tablet Won’t Be Some Piddly Nook Color Rival


Unconfirmed reports (traced back to Business Insider) are saying that Amazon’s tablet could be a smaller and limited Nook Color¬†competitor¬†– not a full tablet that would take on the iPad. While Amazon has every reason to go after the success of the Nook Color as well, we believe that we will soon be seeing a […]

Amazon’s Android Tablet Will Be a Color Android-Based E-Reader


Amazon‘s initial foray into the tablet space will be positioned more akin to an Android-powered e-reader rather than a tradional Android tablet offering. As such, it would probably be a closer competitor to the Barnes & Noble-powered Nook Color rather than be a true iPad, Xoom, or Asus Eee Pad Transformer challenger, according to a […]

More Evidence That Amazon’s Tablet Could Be Huge

Amazon tablet huge

The folks over at Retrevo have given us perhaps the best evidence of what we’ve been saying for a while now. The site’s study shows us that Amazon’s tablet has the potential to do things that previous Android tablets haven’t been able to do thus far – like sell. The surveys covered several categories, and […]

Look Out, Android Tablets – Amazon Just Locked Up CBS for Streaming

Amazon Tablet CBS

Amazon’s tablet is coming, and it just may be a real beast. While there isn’t any new information specifically referring to the retailer’s upcoming slate, this little tidbit is very much related: Amazon has just, according to Techcrunch, secured instant video streaming rights with CBS. We have said before that Amazon could deliver the first […]

Is This What Amazon’s Tablet Will Look Like?

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We have all known for a while now that Amazon has a tablet in the queue. Today the Wall Street Journal shed some more light on the subject with word that the slate will be arriving “by October.” So we decided to put our Photoshop skills to use and show you what we think the […]

Wall St. Journal Sorta Confirms that Amazon Will Have a Tablet This Fall


In news that isn’t really news to those who have been paying attention, the Wall St. Journal is sorta kinda confirming that Amazon will launch an Android Tablet this fall most likely around the October time frame. According to “people familiar with the matter” the Amazon Tablet will have a screen “roughly” 9 inches and […]

Amazon’s Tablet Could Be the First Non-iPad Success

Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about to look really cool?

We all know that Amazon has a tablet up its sleeve. We know it will launch sometime before the holidays, and we know that it will run Android. There may even be two of them. Now Digitimes reports that Amazon is placing orders for 1-1.2 million of these tablets for the third quarter – second […]

Amazon Hopes to Deliver 4 Million Tablets By End of Year?


Touchscreen component suppliers indicate that Amazon may be looking to ship between 1.5 to 2 million of its self-branded Android tablets when the device debuts in September and potentially could ship up to 4 million tablets by the end of 2011. Outside of relatively more affordable WiFi-only Android tablets, like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer […]

Amazon Tablets to Be Aggressively Priced at $350, $450?


After leaks and speculations behind two Amazon tablets–codenamed Coyote and Hollywood–it is now rumored that those tablets will be aggressively priced when they enter the market at $350 and $450. Though the entry price of the 7-inch model at $350 would be more costly than the $250 Nook Color tablet from rival bookseller Barnes & […]

Can Amazon Make Android Tablets More Accessible with Ad-Supported Kindle Tablets?


Amazon has recently announced that its lowest price Kindle, with subsidies through minimal displays of ads, is its best selling Kindle, beating out the WiFi and 3G-enabled e-reader models. This serves to suggest that consumers interested in e-readers, and perhaps as an extension also the tablet space, are still price-sensitive to this emerging category of […]