A Gadget Geeks Fall Shopping List

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Labor Day has come and gone here in the US. Most recognize that passage as the end of summer here in the US. We’re also between political carnivals conventions. But another season is gearing up. That’s the “get your gadgets ready for the great holiday gadget shopping extravaganza” when companies try to take your money […]

What the New Kindle Fire Needs to Beat the Nexus 7

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Its looking quite likely that Amazon plans to announced some new Kindles, including an update to their once popular but now floundering Kindle Fire color tablet. The will make these announcements at an event next week on September 6th. So what will Amazon try to do to make the Kindle Fire a leader in the […]

Amazon May Announce Two 7-Inch Kindle Fire Tablets Next Week

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Next week Amazon will unveil its new Kindle Fire tablet, but a new report claims the company won’t have a larger Kindle Fire that we’;ve heard rumors about.. According to CNet on September 6 Amazon will announce two 7-inch tablets instead of one 7-inch and one 10-inch like we heard before. At the event Amazon […]

Amazon Kindle Fire “Sold Out” Ahead of September 6 Event

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Amazon’s first Android tablet is sold out 48 weeks after it was first introduced, but a new model is just around the corner. Today Amazon announced the Kindle Fire is sold out in a press release. In the release Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a not-so-subtle hint that his company has a new version of […]

Amazon Kindle Touch Out Of Stock Before Amazon Event

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Amazon ran out of Kindle Touch units to sell, which likely means the touchscreen Kindle will soon have a replacement in the online retailer. According to Engadget, Amazon ran out of Wi-Fi Kindle Touch units. The 3G model was already sold out a few weeks ago when Amazon put Kindles and Kindle accessories in the […]

New Kindle Fire, Light Up Kindle Likely at Amazon’s September 6th Event

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Amazon just sent out press invitations to an event in California for September 6th. The event details remain unknown, but we expect Amazon will unveil the new Kindle Fire tablet, or tablets at this event. A new Kindle Fire would arrive to a crowded 7-inch tablet market, but Amazon obviously hopes to convince users its […]

Deep Discounts Hint New Kindles Coming Soon

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Amazon might be ready to unveil a few new Kindles sometime in the near future if today’s Gold Box deals are any indication. As Gizmodo first noted, today Amazon put the Kindle DX on sale for $269, a full $110 below its original price. The Amazon Kindle DX is the company’s 10-inch eReader which hasn’t […]

Amazon Cloud Player Gets Scan And Match to Take on iTunes Match

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Amazon is taking a shot at Apple’s iTunes Match with its latest licensing agreement for Cloud Player. Today Amazon announced that it now offers a scan and match service for the Cloud Player. For $24.99 a year users can scan their entire music library and have Amazon match their songs in the Cloud Player. Users […]

Amazon Planning Full Tablet Assault with 5-6 Kindle Fire 2 Tablet Options

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Amazon is readying a collection of Kindle Fire tablets to take on the iPad and Nexus 7 tablets this fall, with the possibility for as many as six new Amazon tablet variations. Demos Parneros, the President of Staples, told Reuters that Amazon will sell five to six new Amazon tablets this fall. Specifically, Parneros says Amazon is […]

The Battle for the Big Box in the Cloud

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It has been said many times before but in the gadget obsessed world we live in, hanging on every rumor or drop of speculation about the next device to be announced, it often bears repeating. The shiny new gadgets have us all agog and we pay attention to the crazy race about who is ahead […]

Amazon GameCircle Brings Leaderboards & Achievements to Kindle Fire

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Amazon is building its own game service to compete with Apple’s Game Center. Amazon’s new GameCircle is an Xbox Live-like service for games on the Kindle Fire, though it doesn’t seem to offer multiplayer gaming like Xbox Live. The service does, however, offer achievements and leaderboards like Xbox Live and Game Center. Like Game Center, […]

Kindle Fire 2 Renders Surface, Show Off Current Rumored Specs

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New Amazon Kindle Fire 2 renders have surfaced showing off what the device would look like if current rumors and speculation proved to be true. The Kindle Fire 2 renders were made by t3n, courtesy of Pocketnow, show off what Amazon’s rumored 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 might look like when and if it hits shelves. […]

Google Launches Tablet Confusion Along with New Nexus 7 Tablet

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Color me puzzled. Google has announced and is accepting pre-orders of its own entry in the Tablet world. The Nexus 7, made by Asus, is a 7 inch Tablet supposedly targeted at both Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad. Lots of folks are excited about the Nexus Tablet and deservedly so. The under $200 price […]

Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet

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Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]

This Year’s Tablet Derby Entries Are At The Starting Gate

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Trumpets blare. And they’re off. Well, not quite. Like the last couple of years we now have almost all of the entrants announced for this year’s Great Tablet Holiday Sweepstakes. It will be a different field than in past years. Different because some of the big players (Microsoft and Google) have decided to field their […]

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Could Launch in July

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We could be just a month away from the follow-up to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. According to CNET, Amazon is planning a Kindle launch event for July 31 where the company will announce the Kindle Fire 2. The online retailer could also  release a new Kindle and Kindle Touch with front-lit screens like Barnes & Noble’s Nook […]

HBO Go for Kindle Fire Launches

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HBO Go, HBO’s mobile streaming service, has finally come to Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. The company announced today that the HBO Go app for Kindle Fire has launched and that it is currently available within the Amazon Appstore, Amazon’s software marketplace. HBO Go will allow HBO subscribers, this is not a standalone application as it […]

iPad Trounces Kindle Fire in Customer Satisfaction Rankings

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When it comes to satisfaction, iPad owners have it, and Android tablet owners can’t get any. A new survey by ChangeWave Research finds that iPad owners are two times more likely to be “Very Satisfied” with their tablet purchase as Android tablet owners. The survey compares the new iPad, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Amazon Kindle […]

Tablet Rumors: Amazon Goes Big While Apple Shoots Small

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In the latest round of tablet rumors, it appears that publication DigiTimes is kindling rumors that Amazon will be going big with its next release in the Kindle Fire product line. While it’s been long speculated that Amazon will add a larger Kindle Fire slate to its 7-inch tablet on the market, there was continuing debate […]